Three Rivers’ Green Belt is nearly 9,000 hectares. The Council manages 260 hectares of public woodland and there are 21 conservation areas in the district. This demonstrates the amount of open space and places of historical interest in Three Rivers. Please find below for information about our Woodlands and the management plans in place.


Bishop’s Wood - Warning of Forestry and Surfacing Works

Contractors will be undertaking forestry and path surfacing works in Bishop’s Wood from 16th January for up to two months. The works are part of the agreed woodland management plan for Bishop’s Wood. Please:

  •        Do not approach machinery
  •        Do not climb on timber stacks
  •        Follow safety signs and any instructions from contractors

We apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any queries about the work, please contact the Countryside Management Service on 01992 588433 or

Bishops Woods

bishops-wood-8-copy-1.jpgBishops Wood is an ancient semi natural (ASNW) which means it is likely that there has been a wood in this location since Britain was afforested after the last ice age. The site became a Country Park in 1988 with a car park, on-site interpretation, picnic tables and seats. The ancient semi-natural areas are dominated by mixed broadleaf high forest. Ancient woodland ground flora exists in places and includes bluebells. Deer and rabbits are present in all woods. bishops-wood-leaflet (pdf)
How to get there
  • By road: approximately 4.9 miles (7.9km) from junction 18 on the M25 off the A404.
  • By tube: Northwood Station is 1.8 miles (2.9km) away and Moor Park Station is 2 miles (3.2km) away. 
  • By bus: for services from Watford, Rickmansworth, Amersham and Chesham contact Traveline on 0871 200 2233. 
  • Google: How to find Bishops Wood

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Bishops Wood Management Plan Revised (doc)