Home > Explore & Enjoy > Interactive map > Map categories

Map categories

Where to see red kites
Bluebell woods
Countryside and picnic sites

Cowleaze Wood

Photo by John Morris, Chiltern Woodlands projectCowleaze Wood is set high in the Chiltern Hills with amazing views over the surrounding countryside. There is a great mix of habitats in this small wood and plenty of paths to explore. The bluebells in late April and May are like a blue carpet and well worth a visit.

Due to a lack of funding, the successful collaboration with the Sculpture Trust has come to an end. The sculptures are currently being removed from the woodland by the Sculpture Trust.

Halifax bomberTragically, on the 31st March 1944 an Halifax bomber LW 579 crashed in the wood.  All seven of the crew died and are remembered in a memorial at the site.  The crew were returning from a bombing raid in Nuremburg along with 1000 other planes.  The night was unexpectedly clear allowing German fighter planes with anti-aircraft guns to attack.

Cowleaze Wood inspired artists to submit the following works into our 2008 Special Woods Art Competition:

'Dappled path' by Ticia Lever

'Cowleaze colours' by Ticia Lever

Getting There

Cowleaze Wood has a car park. More information on the Forestry Commission's website


Near Stokenchurch

OS Map

Sheet 165: Aylesbury & Leighton Buzzard

Grid Reference



Chilterns Map

Find walks, cycle routes, rides, places to visit
Search the map

Stay in Touch

Sign up for our email newsletter to ensure you never miss out on news about the Chilterns area, just enter your email address below.

Don’t forget, you can always follow us on our social media channels

Facebook Twitter YouTube Flickr RSS

Bookmark and Share