Friends of Putnoe Wood and Mowsbury Hillfort

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All organised scheduled volunteer days cancelled until 31st May 2020


Putnoe Woods covers an approximate area of 10.5 hectares and lies just below Mowsbury Hillfort and Mowsbury Hill Meadow at Ravensden. The wood is now less than 10% of what is was when the area was mentioned in the Domesday Book and before that when a Scandinavian named Putta settled there.

Mowsbury Hillfort Rises commandingly above the driving range at Mowsbury golf course and is approximately seven acres in size, the best preserved of only 10 univallate hillforts in Bedfordshire, a single line of defenses, one bank and ditch.
Mowsbury Hillfort and Putnoe Wood support a rich diversity of wild life and plants as well as being of historical interest.
Both sites are owned and managed by Bedford Borough Council  having been bought in the mid twentieth century with the proceeds of the sale of the present Midland Road railway station site.
The Parks Dept and the Priory park rangers are responsible for the implementation of the management strategies and the friends group assist the park rangers in practical and promotional tasks.

You can  keep in touch with us via our Facebook page, Twitter: @mowshillfort or the Diary and contacts page on this site. Can't find what you are looking for try here Page Index.


         Task and Events Diary

                                                                 Next: Friends Meeting.
7.00 pm, Tuesday 12th  May 2020.
Previous meeting: Minutes for March 2020
Venue:  The Cloverdale Retreat Café, Priory Park

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