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Woburn Abbey Day Hike- Deer Park and Woodlands of Bedfordshire!

Hosted by the Consul of the London Countryside Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 09 Mar 09:30 - 16:00

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Join us for an amazing hike through one of England's most scenic parks. See various flora and fauna, a medieval church, and various quaint villages.

THE PARK

Set within 3,000 acres of Deer Park, home to nine free roaming species of deer, The Abbey’s captivating rooms and fascinating antiques show a personal side to a public family that has been instrumental in many significant periods of English history.

THE FAUNA

The park is home to Red Deer, Fallow Deer, Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer, the last three species having inevitably escaped and become naturalised in the local area. A fifth species, Pere David’s Deer, have so far remained in the park. They have the distinction of having been made extinct in their native China but were preserved in Woburn and a few other places, so successfully that they have now been re-introduced back in their homeland.

The return leg makes use of the Greensand Ridge Walk route and takes in a ruined medieval church and a couple of interesting villages and provides good views of the Abbey itself.

Set on the delightfully wooded Greensand Ridge, Aspley Guise is one of the oldest villages in Bedfordshire. Wildlife in the area includes Muntjac and Fallow Deer, rabbits and hares as well as a rich diversity of birdlife.

LUNCH

Please take the packed lunch with you, we will have a nice picnic in the deer park.

Train tickets cost approximately £15.20 with groupsave discount.

Length: 15.42km (approx 9.5 miles), 5 hours walking time

Toughness: 4 out of 10

Meeting point and time:
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For those who prefer to meet at the hike meeting point-it`s just outside Woburn Sand train station.