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“Abundance of Fauna and Fungi”
Review of Bowdown Woods

Bowdown Woods
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Thatcham
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Owner description: Overlooking the Kennet Valley, Bowdown Woods is the Berks, Bucks, & Oxon Wildlife Trust's biggest woodland reserve in Berkshire - and for sheer variety of wildlife throughout the year, it's hard to beat.
Reading, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Abundance of Fauna and Fungi”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

This ancient wood is tucked in between Greenham Common and the Kennet & Avon Canal south of Thatcham. At different seasons it offers a variety of different fauna. It is especially abundant in fungi. It has a small car park which may be difficult to find. Probably best approached on foot from the north perimeter of Greenham Common (Burys Bank Road).

Visited March 2013
2 Thank Dermot1945
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English first
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“If you can find it, then worth a visit.”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

My partner and I really enjoy Bowden Woods - though she is of the opinion that perhaps I should not enter a review and possibly encourage too many others to visit!!! Naturally the weather can have a major bearing on a visit and though we go throughout the year the ideal time, in our view, is during the bluebell season when the Woods are a real delight. Some of the main pathways can we walked whatever the weather but others that wander off the beaten track can be a bit difficult following bad weather. Will be interested to see if any other tripadvisor correspondents get round to writing a review!?

Visited August 2013
4 Thank Bruce M
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