Common Wood walks

A network of all-weather and natural routes

There are firm paths forming a circular route of about 2miles (3km) through the woods. However, only people with good mobility on sloping paths should attempt a complete circuit. If you are unsure of your mobility, you are advised to follow the path in a clockwise direction starting with the difficult section.

For an easier “out and back” route, follow Penn Bottom Path to the East

Visitor Information


  • Please note that there are limited car parking spaces, therefore it is best to avoid times likely to be busy.
  • Open from dawn until dusk.
  • Nearest public/disabled toilets and refreshment are in Hazlemere and Tylers Green.
  • The site is managed by Penn and Tylers Green Residents Society. For more information about the society visit
  • There is another path suitable for people with impaired mobility 1.5 miles away in Penn Wood. Further details available from

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The Long Trail

A way-marked route through Common Wood and Penn Wood

The Long Trail is a way-marked circular route of approximately 4 miles. It takes in sections of Common Wood and Penn Wood and part of the Penn House estate..

The Long Trail is a join initiative between Penn & Tylers Green Residents Society and The Woodland Trust.



Penn Estate walks

Signed paths adjoining Common Wood

The Penn Estate consists of approximately 1100 acres of farmland and 450 acres of woodland. The woodlands range from small blocks of one acre to blocks of eighty acres. Some of the smaller woodlands were planted as game coverts and date from the 19th century when game shooting was a major pastime of the owners of the estate. A map detailed five different walks is available to download, ranging from 1 mile to 15 miles.

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