Dog walk

Brampton Woods Near Huntingdon

Saint Neots, Brampton

Type of walk

Flat, Forest

What's here

Free Parking, On Lead Areas

About this walk

Located off the A14 in Cambridgeshire four miles from Huntingdon. The woodland is an SSSI covering 132 hectares (326 acres) and is one of the largest remaining blocks of ancient woodland in the county, and is in the care of the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Situated on chalky boulder clay, it is of the wet ash-maple woodland type which is nationally restricted to heavy soils in lowland The rides support a rich neutral grassland flora, representing additional plant communities which are now uncommon in the county. This does make the walk quite muddy during the winter.

The following was added by Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire: "dogs should be kept on leads on this nature reserve. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and has a lot of rare plants and ground nesting birds."

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Comments (6)

  • kaliasin profile
    kaliasin

    3 years ago

    There is a decent sized car park off the road for this walk. On arriving there is a helpful map showing the different paths in the nature reserve. The paths don't go near any roads so it's great for letting dogs off the lead. The area does get very boggy and muddy during the winter so welly boots are advised!
  • malcolma profile
    malcolma

    3 years ago

    May I please point out that this is a SSSI and there is a sign requesting that dogs should be kept on a lead to avoid trampling rare plants and disturbing wildlife.
  • sarahstevens66 profile
    sarahstevens66

    3 years ago

    Given MalcolmA's comment, can the dogs be let off the lead at all on this walk or is it just specific areas which require them to be on lead? Thanks for any info.
  • malcolma profile
    malcolma

    3 years ago

    I believe the sign and notice at the entrance apply to the whole wood. My observations over several years are that most dog owners ignore them.
  • walkiees profile
    walkiees

    2 years ago

    We've updated the walk details to now show the walk as being an on-lead area. Thank you for the feedback.
  • Anastasia profile
    Anastasia

    2 years ago

    Lovely walks. Lack of dog bins though.
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How to get there

Address

Brampton Rd, Brampton, Saint Neots PE19 5UQ, UK

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