Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Maulden Wood is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Maulden Wood is located approximately ten miles south of Bedford. 

Maulden Wood, Central Bedfordshire
Sat Nav Postcode: MK45 3QT
By Car

 There is ample parking just off the A6.

OS Grid Ref
TL 075 390

52.0408, -0.44106352

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Maulden Wood. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

With an abundance of wildlife and rich woodland, there is so much for you to see and explore at Maulden Wood

Set on the Greensands Ridge, Maulden Wood is a beautiful varied woodland located near Clophill. The woodland contains one of the largest and most important remnants of ancient woodland in Bedfordshire. Both the grasslands in the centre of the wood and the northern end of the wood are designated as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Maulden Wood can be explored on foot, bike and horse back! It’s abundance of birdlife, spring flowers and unique butterflies make it ideal for the wildlife enthusiasts!  

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Cycling & mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic area
  • Dogs welcome

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Cycling is a fantastic way to explore Maulden Wood and soak up the beautiful scenery.

Cyclists are welcome on the surfaced gravel tracks. Mountain bikers are asked to use the specialist facilities at nearby Rowney Warren Wood.

Whilst there are no waymarked horse riding routes, horse riders are welcome to explore our network of forest roads and bridleways. 

Horse riding is permitted on the public bridleways and waymarked horse trails only. Other rides and paths should not be used. Further information can be found at the information panel at the entrance off the layby. 

You do not need a permit to ride at Maulden Wood.

For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Maulden Wood. Just bring along good food and company!

Picnic benches can be found at the end of the Faith Woodland trail.

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

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