Stanford Wood is a small peaceful pine wood, on level ground with a small quiet dedicated car park. A small lake is hidden away in the wood on the northern side towards the Stanford end and is a haven for much wildlife.
The wood gives firm walking and enjoyment all year round - a place to unwind. The only exception might be during continuous excessive rain when parts of the trail around the lake may be covered with water so take care in the north part of the woods.
The wood is a mixture of pine trees, some deciduous native trees and a multitude of bushes on the south sideand has many open gladed areas. This enables a good range of natural flora and fauna to grow including some kind of wild mint and blackberry bushes.
Many animals, birds and insects can be seen from spring through to autumn in the woodland. If you are lucky you may even see types of small deer and some birds of prey.
Stanford Wood is part of Ampthill Forest and is presently managed by the Forestry Commission (April 2011)
Stanford and Clifton are the nearest villages and Shefford is the nearest town with facilities. It is located immediately to the west of Stanford Village, on the Southill to Clifton road