Bedfordshire

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Bedfordshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast of England
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Ceremonial county
Area[convert: needs a number]
 • Ranked of 48
 • Ranked of 48
Density[convert: needs a number]
Ethnicity86.3% White
8.3% S.Asian
2.9% Afro-Carib.

Bedfordshire is a county of England. Its county town is Bedford. It borders Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire (with the Borough of Milton Keynes) and Hertfordshire. The highest elevation point is 243 m (797 ft) on Dunstable Downs in the Chilterns.[1] The county motto is "Constant Be", which is taken from the hymn To Be A Pilgrim by John Bunyan.

SSSIs[change | change source]

There are forty Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) in Bedfordshire, designated by Natural England. Thirty-five are listed for their biological interest, and five for their geological interest.[2]

Three of the sites are also National nature reserves, twelve are in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and eleven are managed wholly or partly by the Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

References[change | change source]

Kings and Bakers Woods and Heaths is the largest Site of Special Scientific Interest in Bedfordshire