Ancient woodland flowers (1801)

Wednesday 20 May ~ 10:00 AM

Join Chilterns woodland specialist John Morris for a walk to look at and identify some of the late spring flowers and other plants found in ancient woods in the Chilterns. We will be visiting the Chiltern Society's Bottom Wood which John has helped look after since 1983 and knows very well. The site also includes a chalk grassland glade that has been created from a former conifer plantation. The focus of this walk will be on plants but we may well see other wildlife too.

Route Details

3 miles
3 hours
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)



Meeting arrangements

Park at the top end of Old Dashwood Hill (some maps call it Old Oxford Road), just off A40 at Studley Green, near Stokenchurch. Wear boots and suitable outdoor clothing ready to set off at 10am. Post code HP14 3XD Grid ref of meeting point SU792950

Walk Leader

John Morris, Chilterns Woodland Project

Public Transport Links

Arriva Bus 40 from Stokenchurch to/ from High Wycombe.

Family Friendly

This walk is aimed at adults wanting to improve their knowledge of woodland flora.


Walk up and down a flinty path to join a muddy bridleway in the valley bottom. It involves about 150 foot ascent back to the cars at the end of the visit.

Further Information

Toilets and refreshments available at Dashwood Arms, Piddington and the Studley Green Garden Centre, both on A40.

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