Mad Bess Wood

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Post to the east Ruislip Lido

To the west not done

To the south not done

Mad Bess Wood,
Middlesex County Council open space. Cluster of ancient woodland crossed by several tributaries of the River Pinn,  It was threatened by building development at the beginning of the 20th but plans ended during the Great War and that the woods were opened to the public in the 1930s. An SSSI,. these woods are predominantly hornbeam and oak, mostly of ancient origin and benefitting from coppicing. Named from an area referred to as Mad Bess in the 18th . The reason for the name is not known, but conceivably it could have been called after. Mad Bess Stream and Bess Ride are on the edges of the wood.
Warren Farm, originally Middlesex County Council open space


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