Friends of Putnoe Wood and Mowsbury Hillfort

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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. Both areas 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 find our mobile, tablet site at and keep in touch with our Facebook page, Friends of Putnoe Wood and Mowsbury Hillfort, Twitter: @mowshillfort or the What's On and contacts page on both sites. Can't find what you are looking for try here Page Index.


BBC Three Counties Radio presenter Andy Collins discussing Mowsbury Hillfort with John Wallace on his breakfast show.

Next: Friends Meeting.

7.00pm Tuesday 14 November. Venue not yet confirmed.

Please note that we have been informed that we will not be able to use Mowsbury Golf Club as a venue for our meetings in the future.

We are currently looking for an alternative meeting place.  Printable 2013 Calenda
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