One of my favourite times each month – the opportunity to guide a few families through a local woodland in the Chilterns. Blessed with wonderful sunshine, it was a lovely May afternoon to be exploring Penn Woods. Managed by the Woodland Trust, it is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) totalling over 435 acres! Continue reading “Family walk through Penn Wood”
May day guided woodland walk
The first weekend of May, a public holiday and an ideal time to introduce local people and families to the lovely trees and abundance of wild flowers in Hodgemoor Woods. Thanks to the Chalfont St Giles newsletter, places on the first guided walks of the year, quickly filled.
The mornings weather was more a case of liquid sunshine, but this dampen the spirits of the families that joined the mornings walk. With the day warming and sun shining on us, all be it around some dark clouds, the afternoons walks was truly lovely. Continue reading “May day guided woodland walk”
Spring flora in the woodlands
It is lovely to be out walking on a beautiful Spring morning. The sun is out, the day is warming and flowers are springing up in the hedgerows.
Todays walk is in Hodgemoor, a woodland on the edge of Chalfont St Giles. Entering the woods, I’m met by the first primroses I’ve seen this year. They are such a familiar flower, so common in many gardens. Continue reading “Spring flora in the woodlands”