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Brays Wood

Brays Wood is an ancient woodland. Over the centuries it has acted as a main thoroughfare connecting the hill village (Hyde Heath) with the Misbourne valley. It was so important that a foot-bridge was constructed over the newly laid Metropolitan Line to continue to allow unrestricted passage to the main arteries of the area.

The woodland floor undulates with hollows which are the remains of quarries dug for either chalk which was used to fertilise the surrounding fields or flints used in many of the local homes.

Brays Wood inspired local artists to create the following artworks which they submitted in the 2008 Special Woods Art Competition.

'Brays Wood' by Christopher Biddle

'The Sycamore: A tree study' by Sandra Rutter

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