Bisham Woods Near Marlow
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Bisham Woods are a series of woods between Bisham Abbey and Cookham Dean in Berkshire. They include an 83.7ha biological Site of Special Scientific Interest, notified in 1970, with a claim to be “the richest ancient woods in Berkshire”.
The woods have been owned and managed by the Woodland Trust since 1990, and consists of several sections, covering a total of 153.2ha (378.57 acres). The northern part is the ancient woodland SSSI, with compartments known as Quarry Wood, Fultness Wood, High Wood and Inkydown Wood. With the River Thames just to the north, and views across the Chiltern Hills, they include beechwoods, with rare woodland orchids. The remaining compartments, including Park Wood, High Wood, and Goulding’s Wood, Carpenters Wood and Dungrovehill Wood are areas of 19th and 20th century planting noted for bluebells. These are nearer Maidenhead, near the A308 and A404. The woods are open to the public, and are well served with paths and bridleways, with parking nearby.