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Penn Wood

A Woodland Trust wood
Penn Street

Penn Wood

176.33 ha (435.72 acres)
Grid ref:
OS map sheets:
Explorer 172
OS Landranger 165
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Features and attractions

  • Parking less than 500m away
  • Information on site
  • Good views
  • Mixed woodland
  • Special wildlife interest
  • Well worth a visit
  • Bluebells
  • Ancient woodland – more than 400 years old

Penn Wood is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and lies in the heart of this area. It has a long history and was once part of a very large common called Wycombe Heath. A herd of cows is still used to manage part of the site today as 'wood pasture' and this continues the traditional management carried out in the past. The wood contains impressive bluebell areas in the spring and red kites and buzzards are commonly seen overhead.