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Chinnor Woods

The woods on Chinnor Hill rise steeply from the Upper Icknield Way (part of the ancient Ridgeway) to the top of the Chilterns escarpment from where there are magnificent views over the Vale of Aylesbury.

The woods are full of history - as well as the prehistoric Ridgeway path, there are a number of other ancient tracks (or hollow ways) sunk into the hillside. Ancient beech coppice can be seen in the woods which are dotted with archaeological remains such as saw pits. There are also two Bronze Age burial mounds at the nearby Chinnor Hill reserve.

Chinnor Woods and the Ridgeway inspired local artists to submit these paintings in the 2008 Special Woods Art Competition:

'Chinnor Woods I' by Anne Peake 'Chinnor Woods II' by Anne Peake


'The Nut Tree' by Sue Rosomon 'Down the Ridgeway' by Sue Rosoman 'Beside the Icknield Way' by Sue Rosoman


Chinnor Hill nature reserve is owned by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust.

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