Cycling … Twyford Wood

Twyford Wood is another ancient woodland site not too far from the centre of theBythams area. During the 2nd World War the wood was used as an airfield, RAF North Witham, and much evidence of this survives including a derelict control tower and wide open runways.  After the war the airfield was replanted with a mixture of oak and conifer trees.  The grassland areas are home to a regionally important colony of dingy and grizzled skipper butterflies. The butterfly reserves are managed by the Lincolnshire Branch of Butterfly Conservation.

Cycling is permitted throughout Twyford Wood and the wide open concrete runways make for easy cycling even in bad weather.  Twyford Woods are 7½ miles from Little Bytham, and 6½ miles from Castle Bytham, by mostly minor roads with the final 1½ miles along the often busy A151.  There is a free car park on site if you prefer to not cycle there.

Added : 22/04/11 : MG

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