Open all year
A haven for local wildlife on the outskirts of Northwood, 38 ha, 11 points of interest
Free Car Park off White Hill, Rickmansworth. Directions here.
Bishop’s Wood Country Park is a 38 Hectare ancient semi-natural woodland which offers plenty of potential for exploration.
There is a short easy access trail leading directly from the car park. This has a firm surface and is suitable for families with buggies, wheelchair users and those less mobile. Why not stop at the picnic area for a well earned break and if you feel like going further, 1.5 miles of paths head deeper into the wood and link to the London Outer Orbital Path (LOOP). There are also routes for horse riders. More information can be found in the leaflet here.
Interpretation boards around the wood offer the chance to learn about its special wildlife, history and management.
The long history of the woodland has shaped what can be found here today and remnants of the past include the hazel trees, heathland and dense conifer plantations.
A wide variety of plants and animals can be discovered as you explore the wood. These may include flowers like common spotted orchid and enchanter's nightshade, butterflies such as white admiral and silver-washed fritillary and birds including woodcock, nuthatch and great spotted woodpecker.
The car park is on White Hill, reached from the A404 between Rickmansworth and Northwood. Directions here.
There are regular buses along Whilte Hill from Harefield and Northwood.
Access from Woodcock Hill and the car park is on White Hill, reached from the A404 between Rickmansworth and Northwood.