Forty Green Short Walk

Saunder's Wood © Andrew Smith
White House Lane near Forty Green © Rob Rogers
The Royal Standard of England © Andrew Smith

Forty Green is a small hamlet in the Parish of Penn, just a couple of miles from Beaconsfield. It is surrounded by ancient beech woodlands, grazing pasture and quiet country lanes, giving it a wonderful feeling of seclusion.

This trail passes through a wildflower meadow which is a blaze of colour in early summer, with an abundance of interesting plants and butterflies. You are also likely to see many different birds along the way, with the possibility (depending on the season) of Bramblings, Siskins, Nuthatches, Treecreepers, Blackcaps, Red Kites, Buzzards and Willow Warblers to name but a few. There are bluebells in the beech woods in the spring.

This is the short version of the Forty Green walk. For the longer trail please click here.

Allow up to half an hour for this stroll. There are no stiles, 5 gates and 1 kissing gate large enough for mobility vehicles. The route is mainly level with some gentle inclines; there are no steep sections. Path surfaces are natural throughout; the fields and meadows are well drained but the paths can be muddy and slippery after rain.

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