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Bendysh Woods


Grid ref: TL 619 398

Updated 31/12/2023.

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These two Forestry Commission woods are ancient deciduous woods planted up with conifers which are now being removed. They have wide rides which are good for flowers: oxlips and wood anemones in March/April and later on many orchids. They are a good place to see deer: both the native red deer and roe deer, and the introduced fallow deer and muntjac deer.


Where the B1053 (Saffron Walden–Great Sampford) meets the B1054, take the unclassified road to to Ashdon. After about 1200m turn left on to Golden Lane, then turn first left to Radwinter End, parking on the roadside just before Swan's Farm and following the footpath on the left. Footpaths also lead into the woods from other directions.

Accessible at all times.

Spring and early summer for wild flowers.

© Tony Gunton