Cowleaze Wood

Visitor information

Delve into nature in Cowleaze Wood

Set in the Chiltern Hills with amazing views over the surrounding countryside, a walk around this rich woodland reveals a great mix of habitats and plenty of paths to explore. There are grassy areas suitable for picnics and perfect for dogs to play. Bluebells which can be seen in May are like a blue carpet and well worth a visit.

Check out the monument in the wood to the crew of a Handley Page Halifax that crashed in the wood on 31 March 1944 returning from the Nuremberg raid. The memorial is a stone plinth from Lincoln Cathedral with the lost crew's names inscribed upon it.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Wildlife
  • Viewpoint
  • Picnic
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at one of our picnic benches, just bring along good food and company!

There are several picnic benches to enjoy your tasty treat. 

Walking is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes. 

Fine views across the valley can be seen from the far end of Cowleaze which has a variety of open paths and trails for you to explore. 


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