Charitable events happening soon:

  • Wednesday 08 April 2020 at 19:00
    This event has been postponed until further notice. Annual General Meeting at East Grimstead Reading Room. Hall opens at 7 pm for payment of subscriptions, AGM starts at 7.30 pm. Refreshments...
  • Sunday 26 April 2020 at 05:30
    This event has been postponed until further notice. Early Morning Birdsong Walk. We'll listen to the Dawn Chorus as we stroll.  Experts will be on hand to help.  Stout footwear and torch...

Bentley Wood is a large, nationally important nature reserve which is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), a working wood, and a very special place indeed. To ensure that visits to the wood are as enjoyable as possible for all visitors and cause the minimum disturbance to wildlife, the Trustees have updated the Access Policy and it is summarised here.

Location mapDo you and your family enjoy walking, riding or cycling in Bentley Wood?  Would you like to know more about its plants and wildlife?  Would you like to help in the conservation, maintenance and improvement of the wood as a nature reserve and as an amenity for the surrounding community?  Would you like to meet other people who enjoy the beauty and peace of the wood and wish to see it conserved for future generations?  Then please do join the Friends of Bentley Wood.

BluebellsKeithHobbsPhoto by Keith Hobbs

The FOBW organise friendly walks and other social events in the wood (including barbecues), often at the barn.  Local enthusiasts and experts can help you to enjoy birds, butterflies, trees, moths, plants and fungi.

If you would like to become a Friend of Bentley Wood please complete the membership form attached and return it, with your subscription payable to the Friends of Bentley Wood, to Mr Tony Goddard, FOBW Treasurer, 3 Forestry Houses, Livery Rd, Farley, Salisbury SP5 1AG.

The 2020/21 programme is here.  Information about how to get to FOBW events is here.

If you require more information on any of the events organised, please contact:
Myra Bennett, Tel: 01794 341308 or email: secretary@friendsofbentleywood.org.uk