Working Woodlands Project

The Working Woodlands project aims to protect, enhance and promote the woodlands of the Greensand Ridge for their biodiversity, heritage and recreational value, their role in the landscape, as providers of ecosystem services, and as part of the rural economy.

Main objectives of the project are to:

  • better understand our local woodlands, their importance, the challenges they face and possible solutions
  • raise awareness of the importance of our local woodlands and their management and encourage people to visit and enjoy them responsibly
  • promote the beneficial and sustainable management of our local woodlands
  • continue to develop the Working Woodlands Centre as a base for training, education and visiting Maulden Wood, and as a focus for woodland initiatives on the Greensand Ridge

The Working Woodlands Centre is located in the Deadman's Hill lay-by off the A6 between Haynes West End and Clophill at the entrance to Maulden Wood.

Working Woodlands Centre, Maulden Wood, Haynes West End, Bedfordshire, MK45 3UZ

Heading south down the A6 at Haynes, the A6 becomes a dual-carriageway - turn right into the Deadman's Hill lay-by via the first cut through. You will see the centre on your left.

Heading north from Clophill, look out for the P sign indicating the lay-by and turn left into this - continue through the lay-by and The Working Woodlands Centre is on the right opposite the entrance to Maulden Wood.

For those travelling by bus the nearest stop is ‘Haynes West End, Oxleys Farm’ which is served by two lines from Bedford Bus Station:

81 Stagecoach – to Luton

44 Grant Palmer – to Ampthill

Please take great care when crossing the A6.

To contact the office during weekday business hours call 01234 743666 or email [email protected].