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Bisham Woods
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Berkshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
South East
Year of Declaration: 1999
Declaring Authority: Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: SU856850
Location: Hockett Lane, Cookham. SL6 9UF
Owned by: Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead
Managed by: The Woodland Trust
SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Various sites accessible off the main A404.
Public Transport: Maidenhead is on the railway line to London Paddington and about 3 miles away.
There are few buses passing close to the wood, the nearest being the M1 (pre-booking needed) bus service between Marlow and Maidenhead which stops at Cookham Dean about 1 mile away.
Visitor facilities: There is some limited parking off a track running from the A308.
At the public footpath entrances, there can be squeeze gaps to negotiate.
Steep in places.
The path surfaces can be muddy during periods of wet weather and remain muddy under dense shade from the tree canopy.
What to see: The woods have been planted with a mixture of conifer and broadleaf with the dominant species planted being beech. The woodland was extensively damaged during the storms of 1987 and 1990 leading to the loss of beech on the scarp and slopes which after clearance were planted with a mixture of cherry and beech.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Volunteer with The Woodland Trust.
Telephone: 01476 581111

Contacts for further information and how to get involved: The Woodland Trust
Tel 01476 581135 enquiries
or try
The Royal Borough Of Windsor and Maidenhead
Trevor Smith, Senior Countryside Ranger,
Tel. 01628 777440
or try
Tel 01628 683 800 - Customer Service Centre (RBWM)
Email using their online contact form.
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Bisham Woods
or and search Local Nature Reserves

Last updated 04/06/2015

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