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Flitwick Wood

Flitwick Wood is one of Bedfordshire’s well kept secrets. One of the best times to visit is between late April and mid-May when you should hear woodland birds singing and bees buzzing amongst spring flowers which include Primroses, wild Daffodils, and a multitude of Bluebells and Ramsoms.

The wood has a circular surfaced path suitable for wheelchairs and buggies. It can be accessed from Tennyson Road, Flitwick (OS ref TL02543500), where you will find a useful information board.

Houghton Regis Chalk Pit

A 100 acre former quarry, now home to rare wildlife and habitats. The Wildlife Trust is managing The Chalk Pit as a nature reserve, The Chalk Pit holds many different habitats, including chalk grassland, a limestone lake, broadleaved woodland and wetland.

Wild orchids can be found, as can the Chiltern Gentian. Migrant birds arrive here to breed, such as the rare Turtle Dove. Summer brings butterflies including the Chalk Hill Blue. Great crested newts and dragonflies can also be found here in abundance, attracted to the pools and streams.