The Bedford River Valley Park is made up of lakes and ponds, the River Great Ouse and its tributaries, woodland and grassland areas. It is already well known for the variety of bird species found here and other wildlife is abundant.
Many new habitats are planned for the Park in years to come, including reedbeds, wet woodland and meadows.
The Grange Estate is a part of the River Valley Park to the north east of the site next to the River. This 120 hectare area is owned and managed by the Marston Vale Trust.
- Download a map of the Grange Estate to see the different habitats and find out where you can visit.
- Use the basic species list to find some of the animals and plants found in the Grange Estate.
- Use the worksheet ‘Animals and Plants that live in the Bedford River Valley Park’ to help understanding of different habitat types and how organisms are suited to the habitats they live in.
- Use the worksheet ‘Changing landscape of Bedford River Valley Park’ to support understanding of the fact that the landscape is dynamic and influenced by man and nature.
- The worksheet ‘Bedford River Valley Park through the seasons’ outlines some of the seasonal variations of the wildlife in the Grange Estate and suggests things to look out for on a visit.