Common Wood is located in Penn, Bucks – close to High Wycombe and Beaconsfield and easily accessible from J2 or 3 of the M40.
From junction 2 of the M40, follow the signs to Beaconsfield. Pass through the old town, and turn right onto the B474 signposted to Penn. Remain on the B474, passing through Beaconsfield New Town, Knotty Green and Penn village. About 1/4 mile past Tylers Green pond, turn right into Common Wood Lane.
From junction 3 of the M40, follow the signs to High Wycombe. After approximately 1/2 mile, turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights into Hammersley Lane. At the T-junction next to St Margaret’s Church, turn right and then immediately left into Church Road. Continue through the one-way system and turn left at the end onto the B474 (Elm Road).At the bottom of the hill, turn right into Common Wood Lane.
The main entrance is 1/4 mile on the left hand side, where is limited off-road parking. There is alternative parking in Tylers Green village hall car park.
Penn Wood is one of the largest ancient woodlands in the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and is located close to Common Wood. It has a long history and was once part of the same large common called Wycombe Heath. A herd of cows is still used to manage part of the site today as ‘wood pasture’ and this continues the traditional management carried out in the past. The wood contains impressive bluebell areas in the spring and red kites and buzzards are commonly seen overhead.