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Kingswood and Glebe Meadows, Houghton Conquest
 
LNR Type: Rural
County: Bedfordshire
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 1984
Declaring Authority: Central Bedfordshire Council (Unitary) previously Bedfordshire County Council
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: TL 045 403
Location: Houghton Conquest, MK45 2EZ
Owned by: Central Bedfordshire Council (Unitary)
Managed by: Central Bedfordshire Council (Unitary)
SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Starting from the Knife and Cleaver (opposite the Village Church) in Houghton Conquest, follow the alleyway at the side of the pub to Rectory Lane and turn Right. Proceed along the lane to the footpath sign on the right. Follow this path and through the first gate & turn Left. Continue along hedgerow and the footpath joins a track. Follow this to the end. You are now at the entrance to the LNR.
Visitor facilities: Parking is available in the Village Hall car park.
What to see: The wood demonstrates the structural and biological diversity of an ancient, seminatural woodland, and the rich flora includes several species which are uncommon within the county.
Glebe meadows are adjacent to the northern boundary of Kings Wood. They exhibit the species richness
typical of unimproved neutral grassland, traditionally managed for hay and grazing. Such grasslands are
confined to the south of the country where they are now rare, especially in the east.
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Central Bedfordshire Council
Trevor Smith,
CAS-CountrysideSites@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
or try
Leisure and culture | Telephone: 0300 300 8305
Email customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Website address and other links: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/environment/countryside/countryside-sites/countryside-sites-mid-bedfordshire.aspx
or try
www.letsgo.org.uk/thedms.aspx?dms=13&venue=2806254&feature=4
alternatively try
www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk and search for Kingswood and Glebe Meadows Local Nature Reserve






Last updated 18/02/13
 
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