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 arrive in Penn village, continue along to the pond and you are in the centre of the village.
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 the pond is further up the road, and you are in the centre of the village.
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.