Southey Wood is a mixed woodland with majestic oaks and many surprises including huge cherry trees, along its boundaries, and exotic trees such as shag-bark hickory and Japanese maple. The wood is in the Soke of Peterborough and was once included in the medieval Royal Forest of Rockingham.
Cycling is permitted throughout Southey Wood. Southey Woods are 16½ miles from Little Bytham, and 17½ miles from Castle Bytham, by mostly minor roads with a short, less than a mile, section along the often busy A16 as it passes through the village of Tallington. There is a free car park on site if you prefer to not cycle there.
After visiting Southey Wood you could stop at the White Hart in Ufford on the way back or divert into historic Stamford for suitable refreshment.
Added : 22/04/11 : MG