Pullingshill Wood

Enjoy these beautiful open beech woodlands on one of the many footpaths.

The wood itself has been designated both a site of special scientific interest and a special area of conservation because of the rich and diverse ground flora. The wood, which is dotted with pits and hollows, boasts an enviable variety of unusual plants. Try and spot the woodland birds, plants and rare fungi that live here.

Historically Pullingshill Wood was part of a large area of common – this area is still known as Marlow Common.  Most commons in the Chilterns were used to graze animals, for gathering firewood and for extracting useful minerals.  Pits can be seen around the common which are reminders of its past use for brick and tile making. In the 19th century high quality ceramic tiles were made here by the Medmenham Tile Company.

The wood bank separating Pullingshill Wood from what remains of Marlow Common indicates the ancient boundary between Great Marlow and Medenham parishes.

To the south, look out for the complex of World War One troop training trenches which a legacy of when this wood was used as a practice area for troops based at Bovingdon before being sent to the Western Front.

Accessibility/terrain/walk info

No sealed paths

Facilities & accessibility

Car park and information boards.

Nearest station Marlow (40 minutes’ walk).

Dogs allowed under supervision.

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