Heath Wood consists of mixed woodland on sand planted on former heathland. The site is managed for informal recreation for the local community whilst maintaining ecological interest of its grassland and woodland habitats.

An attractive site on the northern edge of Leighton Buzzard it includes mixed woodland, meadow and riverside habitats. The wildlife found here reflects this wide range of habitats and includes some rarities.

The woodland comprises native English trees such as oak and beech as well as scots pine and black locust trees. This is the only known Bedfordshire site for dwarf gorse, a relic of the heathland flora.