This beechwood above Goring has been carefully managed for many centuries, which has probably influenced its actual size and existence. The trees are mainly beech but there are also some very big conifers.
The wood, which is privately owned, is now partly managed for nature conservation. A number of footpaths run through the wood which is popular with walkers. This painting by Ann Spencer, entered in the 2008 Special Woods Art Exhibition, was inspired by Great Chalk Wood:
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