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Hockeridge and Pancake Wood

Hockeridge and Pancake Woods are showcase woodlands with high standards of management. They demonstrate how to combine productive woodland with recreation and conservation interests as well as being home to fifty specimen tree species, and a rich flora and fauna.

There are several reasons why Hockeridge and Pancake woods are special – not only are they excellent examples of Chiltern woodlands which are open to the public, but they also contain a wide range of tree species not normally found in woods, including Giant and Coast redwoods, Tulip tree, Southern beech and Red oak and a number of interesting medieval archaeological features.

Chiltern Society Volunteers Hockeridge Hockeridge And Pancake Woods Hockeridge Guided Walk 


Visiting Hockeridge and Pancake Woods?

Information for Visitors to Hockeridge and Pancake Woods

Woodland map and key to tree species


Interested in how we manage the sites?

Information on the management of the wood can be downloaded here

We received Grown in Britain Accreditation for Hockeridge and Pancake woods, independent  recognition that they are managed in accordance with the UK Forestry Standard for sustainable woodland management in the UK.

Hockeridge and Pancake Woods Management Plan


Want to get involved?

RFS and the Chiltern Society are working together at Hockeridge and Pancake Wood to organise conservation volunteer work parties to support the management of the wood. Activities include ride restoration, footpath maintenance, tree planting and weeding and pond clearance. New volunteers are always welcome!


Work parties scheduled at Hockeridge and Pancake Wood are listed below. Contact to find out more and to book your place.