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Explore the medieval castle earthworks and hunt for orchids and butterflies in the rich chalk grassland now covering this common's historic mine workings.

Picnic area
Woodland and picnic area
Woodland walks and cycle trails
Woodland picnic site
Picnic site close to lake and river
Woodland
Country Park with visitor centre
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Park
Woodland and grassland with views near Watlington
Historic watercress beds, fed by Ewelme Brook, restored by The Chiltern Society.
The National Trust Ashridge Estate is a huge area of woodlands and downland near Berkhamsted with many walking and cycling routes and a visitor centre.
Large area of open access woodland and grassland owned by the National Trust.
Glades of heather and former clay workings can be found amoung the oak and birch woodland.
Mature beech woodland with some interesting woodland archaeology features. Very accessible wood.
A spectacular collection of trees from all over the world.
Ancient woodland with a history of clay mining
A former chair factory
National Trust site offering a mix of woodland and chalk grasslands with spectacular views over the Aylesbury Vale. Coombe Hill is one of the highest points in the Chilterns.
Ancient woodland and chalk grassland with excellent views
One of the highest points in Bedfordshire with stunning views.
Ancient woodland with beautiful displays of bluebells between late April and mid May

A variety of special trees are found in this large ancient wood near High Wycombe.

Ancient woodland site with a diverse range of flora and fauna. Beech walk trail, sculptures, picnic area and childrens' play area.
Iron Age hill fort with spectacular views, part of the Ashridge National Trust Estate.
Picnic area with good views across the Wye River valley
Mature beech woodland with good birdsong and ground flora near Henley.

Perched on the edge of the Chiltern Hills, Dunstable Downs is the highest point in the East of England with fantastic views, walks and a visitor centre.

A mature beech woodland and a prominent feature in the landscape. The ground flora is species-rich. The area contains old pits and saw pits, a legacy from when it was a working wood.
A working wood with a long history
Fine trees and a ghostly tale!
Wendover Woods is owned by the Forestry Commission and has waymarked walks of different lengths through scenic woodland (great for bluebells in spring). Cafe, information, family cycling, fitness trail and lots more. 4 miles from Aylesbury.
2 miles west of High Wycombe, just off the A40

Cowleaze Wood is set high in the Chiltern Hills near Watlington and is famed for its bluebells in spring. Picnic site and walking trails.

Founded in 1931, the Tree Cathedral remembers those killed in the First World War.
Nearly 5 acres of grassland and woodland in the heart of Little Chalfont, open all year
National Trust chalk grassland site providing panoramic views over the Vale, a good place to see Red Kites.

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