HILL RISE

Hill Rise Local Nature Reserve (LNR) is a 0.9 hectare site owned by Bedford Borough Council and jointly managed by local volunteers and the Council. The entrance is in Park Road North. There is a public car park nearby in Foster Hill Road and limited street parking in Park Road North.

LOCATION ADDRESS
  • Park Road North
  • Bedford
  • MK41 7RH
  • England
CONTACT INFO
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    Hill Rise
    LOCAL NATURE RESERVE
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    THE MEADOW
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    THE SMALL POND
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    THE LARGE POND
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    THE AVENUE
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    THE TOP MEADOW

Hill Rise Local Nature Reserve. The hidden gem near the centre of Bedford.

Maintained by local volunteers and Bedford Borough Council

Important Information

Accessibility


Access for wheelchair users and pushchairs is available but assistance may be required due to the steep slopes and uneven terrain. There are also some steep paths and uneven ground.
Although the paths are maintained regularly, please take care on your visit.

Dogs


Dogs are not allowed into the nature reserve at any time unless they are registered guide dogs who visit to assist their owners.
Dogs will disturb any wildlife such as ground nesting birds and foxes that inhabit the site.

History

Hill Rise in 1990

The site as it was in 1990. The previous year we started a campaign to turn the Hill Rise area into a Nature Reserve. We became a formidable lobbying group pressurising councillors by writing to them and inviting them to the site to see for themselves the potential of the site.

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Events

BTCV Green Heroes Award Presentation 2006

We usually meet on the last Sunday of the month at 2pm from March through to September. The image above shows Pat Hall MP presenting the BTCV Green Heroes Award to two of the key pioneers of Hill Rise LNR in 2006.

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School & Group Visits

Tyne Crescent Beavers pay a visit to Hill Rise LNR

Hill Rise LNR actively encourages visits from local schools and recreational groups. The image above shows a visit in 1994 from Tyne Crescent Beavers and two guides from Hill Rise Volunteers team.

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Awards

Latest: July 2018
Hill Rise wins the coveted Green Flag Award for the 8th year in succession