Conquest Wood, Houghton Conquest

We started planting at Conquest Wood in 2004 and completed it in early 2005. It’s 8 hectares (or 20 acres) in Houghton Conquest, with a 1km, circular route making it one of our smallest sites.

Did you know – Houghton Conquest Lower use the site for their Forest School – building dens and getting some quality time in the great outdoors.

There are picnic tables, benches and information boards across the site, with mown and surfaced paths that are level enough for buggies and wheelchairs.

How to get there:

There is no parking available at this woodland - so please do not drive there!
Access from: Chapel End Road and the farm track off London Lane.


Walk from the Forest Centre (5 miles)
Circular walk around King's Wood (3 miles)
Circular walk to How End (2 miles)
Circular walk to Wilstead (4 miles)
Circular walk to Haynes (4 miles)


Cycling is permitted throughout Conquest Wood.

Horse ride

Horse riding is permitted throughout Conquest Wood.


Our handy map below shows the entrance to the site:

For more information, or to report an issue at any of these sites please call 01234 767037 or email us.

Help us look after this site

Money doesn't grow on trees - donate now

If your friends and family use Conquest Wood then please let them know that it is run by the Forest of Marston Vale and not the counci. Land is expensive and managing woodlands is expensive. It isn't as simple as putting a tree in the ground and walking away - it costs £20 to plant one tree and look after it for 5 years. So trees don't cost the earth, but they might just save it.