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Hockeridge and Pancake Wood

Community Open Day

Thank you to all our visitors who attended the Community Open Day on Saturday 12th October: we hope you enjoyed the event.  Thank you, too, to all of you who took the time to fill in our online survey.  If you would like to read more about the results of the survey, please click here.  Our next step is to consider the comments and suggestions you have made, and to look into how we can fund future improvements.


About Hockeridge and Pancake Woods


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  • Showcase woodlands with high standards of management
  • A demonstration of how to combine productive woodland with recreation and conservation interests
  • Fifty specimen tree species, and a rich flora and fauna
  • Woodland volunteering opportunities with the Friends of Hockeridge and Pancake (see below)

More information about Hockeridge and Pancake Woods is provided in the documents listed below which can be downloaded under the resources column on the right-hand side of this page.

  • A brief history of the site and information regarding the wood.
  • A list of our 50 specimen tree species and where to find them.
  • A detailed study of the site’s management and the challenges faced at the site.
  • a copy of the current Forestry Commission approved management plan.
  • for a list of fungus species identified in the wood see here

In October 2015 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.

Volunteering at Hockeridge and Pancake Wood

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!

An article written by John Morris on the work of the volunteers for the Quarterly Jounal of Foresty can be downloaded right. A report on the work of the volunteers also appears in the Chiltern Woodlands Project Annual Report available here.

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

Volunteering dates:

Friday 15 November 2019, 10am

Friday 06 December 2019, 10am

Friday 24 January 2020, 10am

Friday 21 February 2020, 10am

Friday 20 March 2020, 10am


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Get in touch
Tel:01295 678588
Fax:01295 670798