This small woodland didn't have a name until local artist, Pamela Gibbons, decided it needed one! The wood is next to Gypsy Lane bridleway between Marlow and Marlow Bottom.
A wood on this site appears on the 1874/79 map of Bencombe Farm, but was subsequently cleared as the land was pasture when the current owner's grandfather farmed there. The current woodland is natural regeneration of ash, hazel, holly and hawthorn.
In autumn, the beech woods of the Chilterns undergo a stunning transformation, as the leaves turn a beautiful shade of gold. It is this transformation which Pamela Gibbons has captured in "Autumn Beeches" which she entered in the 2008 Special Woods Art Competition.
Gypsy Lane Wood is very special to Pamela who walks her dog through its trees and sees it mark the seasons.
If you decide to visit this special wood please follow the Countryside Code.
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