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Beechwoods Nature Reserve

Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 3FB, UK

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About Beechwoods Nature Reserve

Beechwoods was originally planted in the 1840s, and Medieval plough terraces are still visible beneath the trees.  It is located in Cambridge, England, between its center and the Gog Magog Hills. One of the good places for a walk and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.



Attractions near Beechwoods Nature Reserve

Cherry Hinton Chalk Pits0.96km from Beechwoods Nature Reserve

Cherry Hinton Pit is a 12.8-hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the south-eastern outskirts of Cambridge. The site consists of the East Pit and most of the smaller West Pit. These two chalk quarries once provided hard chalk to build Cambridge University colleges and lime for cement. Today they support a variety of habitats that harbor some rare plants and insects.

Wandlebury Country Park1.53km from Beechwoods Nature Reserve

This beautiful countryside estate offers miles of wonderful walks through woodland and wildflower meadows grazed by Highland Cattle. The reserve, mainly beech woodlands, and fields, is a place for birdwatching. Banyard bird hide, overlooking Varley's Field.  It is a fantastic setting for a picnic or a BBQ, to watch wildlife, run around and build a den, a gentle stroll, or a strenuous hike.

Wandlebury Hill1.61km from Beechwoods Nature Reserve

Wandlebury Hill is a hill amongst the Gog Magog Hills in Cambridgeshire; the Gogs are a ridge of low chalk hills extending for several miles to the south-east of Cambridge.  This is a popular spot for visitors to the Wandlebury Country Park and the Wandlebury Ring hill fort. Wandlebury House stands in the middle of the ring.  One of the nice trekking destinations and also you can spend some nice time in the middle of nature.

Cherry Hinton Hall Park1.75km from Beechwoods Nature Reserve

Cherry Hinton Hall is a Grade II listed Victorian country house in southeast Cambridge. It’s set in a beautiful green park, which is open to the public. The Hall is most well known for hosting the annual Cambridge Folk Festival and it has wide open grass spaces and the large duck pond which for many is the defining feature of the park along with the vast array of other wildlife living there.

Gog Magog Hills2.51km from Beechwoods Nature Reserve

The Gog Magog Hills are a famous beauty spot south of Cambridge. One of the nice trekking destination and also Unlike the nearby hills of the Newmarket Ridge, which have steep sides but very flat tops, these hills have large drops between summits and as such have quite a distinctive appearance.

Cambridge Science Centre3.22km from Beechwoods Nature Reserve

Cambridge Science Centre gives young people fabulous hands-on adventures in science and technology. The museum was opened to the public on 8 February 2013. Its first exhibition dealt with the electromagnetic spectrum and principles of sound and hearing. Its target audience is families and schools, particularly children between 7 and 14 years old.

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The Cambridgeshire Fens cover an area of around 200 square miles of extremely flat, mostly agricultural land, west of The Wash. Nestling between the cathedral city of Peterborough and the university town of Cambridge, Fenland makes an ideal destination for a short break all year round.