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Forest Centre – always a great day out

May 31, 2011 – 3:54 pm |

Early June must be the perfect month to visit the Forest Centre and Millennium Country Park. With the freshness and promise of spring still in the air, the birds singing, flower buds bursting, ice cream resting in …

Win tree adoptions worth £100!

May 27, 2011 – 3:04 pm |

It’s now easy to keep up to date with everything that’s happening in the Forest of Marston Vale; sign up to receive free copies of Commentree; either electronically or on paper (currently twice a year). …

Water links future developments

May 27, 2011 – 9:26 am |

Two exciting and significant schemes in the Forest are moving closer to reality. Whilst work on one is due to start this year, the other is a more distant ambition. Both however, will create significant …

New wood – new name

May 27, 2011 – 9:20 am |

The first trees of Octagon Wood were planted in March, on land close to Octagon Farm, east of Bedford. The new plantation marks an important stage in the development of Bedford River Valley Park– these …

Centre for hire – great evening rates available now

May 27, 2011 – 9:15 am |

Great evening hire rates are available at the Forest Centre.
With a variety of sized rooms to seat up to 150 people, it could be just the venue you’ve been looking for. If you are planning meetings, …

Woodworks! 3 & 4 September 2011

May 27, 2011 – 9:14 am |

Woodworks is shaping up to be a bumper weekend!! Planning the ninth annual festival of wood, woodlands and wood products began as soon as the 2010 event was over and plenty of exhibitors have confirmed …

Get out to the Grange

May 27, 2011 – 9:10 am |

It may be a few years before the whole of Bedford River Valley Park is
finished, but there is already plenty going on there to make it worth a visit. The Grange Estate, to the north …

Forest Centre Wetland Trail

May 27, 2011 – 9:07 am |

In recent months you may have noticed the new surfaced path meandering around the Wetland Reserve at the Millennium Country Park. The new 2.5km path, generously funded by WREN and built by RDT Woodland during the course of last …

First Woodworks! sponsors announced

May 18, 2011 – 3:01 pm |

We are very pleased to announce Woodworks! sponsors for 2011. We expect others to join the list later in the summer, but we are delighted to be able to say a big thank you to them now.
Natwest, Park …

Mother Shipton moth – sightings predicted

May 17, 2011 – 8:21 am |

This small (15mm) moth can be seen for the next couple of months or so flying in grassy areas around the Country Park, during the day.  The 40mm long caterpillar feeds on  clovers and other low growing plants between …

Skippers ahoy!

May 10, 2011 – 1:29 pm |

The amazingly warm sunshine of late may have contributed to the large numbers of dingy skippers and green hairstreaks seen on the wing around the callow mounds (between the Centre and Stewartby Lake). Most are …

Virgin Money Giving for online donations up and running

May 10, 2011 – 12:50 pm |

We are now happy to announce that you can now make online donations to the Marston Vale Trust.
To celebrate, Hannah the fundraiser for the Marston Vale Trust has decided to be a guinea pig and …

White storks and purple herons

May 10, 2011 – 12:32 pm |

When it comes to birds, last week was far from ordinary here at the Millennium Country Park. Having spent the whole of the dawn chorus walk hoping to see a purple heron that Martin had glimpsed (and managed …



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