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Community Open Day

Join us in Hockeridge & Pancake Woods (near Chesham and Berkhamsted) for our Community Open Day on Saturday 12 October. There will be free activies for all ages, including guided walks, woodland crafts and storytelling. There's no need to book, just turn up on the day between 10.30am and 2.30pm.

Guided walks: Guided walks to discover Hockeridge will depart from the Picnic Site at 11am and 1pm

Story telling: Join us for a story at the Picnic Site at 12pm and 2pm

During the day, we will be asking for your views on how we can make improvements to the woodland, particuarly with regard to making the most of the woodland for eductation and life-long learning. Can't make the open day? Take our SURVEY now. 

How to find us: For more information on how to find us (and for a map of the site), please download our 'Hockeridge and Pancake Woods Information for Visitors' on the right hand side of this page.

Food and Drink: You are welcome to bring your own food and drink but please make sure you take all your litter home with you. Alternatively, The Golden Eagle pub will be serving food and drink from 12 midday and is just a 10 minute walk from Hockeridge.

Parking: There is some parking on Johns Lane. Please park with consideration for other woodland users. The Golden Eagle pub has kindly said that vistiors to the open day can also use the pub car park.


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 in 2019:

Friday 16 August 2019, 10am

Friday 20 September 2019, 10am

Friday 18 October, 10am

Friday 15 November, 10am



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