On a beautiful sunny, but freezing, afternoon in March we headed out of the office to visit Our Beautiful Bucks … Black Park. Located right at the base of Buckinghamshire, close to the border with Berkshire, it’s only a 20 minute drive from our office and a little over 12 miles from our Amersham base.

There are over 10 miles of tracks through woodland, heathland and around the huge lake which are accessible for buggies and wheelchair users alike. It’s a great place for a family afternoon out, pack up a picnic and your bikes and off you go; you can hire bikes there if you haven’t got any of your own.

If you fancy something more challenging a visit to Go Ape, the No. 1 Forest Adventure, might be your thing. With Tarzan swings through the trees, zip wires, and high ropes to clamber through you will certainly burn off the calories from your picnic. Visit www.goape.co.uk for more info.

If this all sounds like too much exertion take a gentle stroll around the lake and head towards the San Remo café. With plenty of tables overlooking the lake it’s possibly one of the most picturesque places to stop for a cup of tea and a slice of cake. Emma Hoadley, the Assistant Manager of the café has arranged for you all to have 10% discount when using the voucher in this month’s magazine (T&C’s apply).

As usual you can view more images of our visit to Black Park at www.hiyabucks.com. We had a lovely afternoon out and look forward to visiting again soon. It’s no wonder Black Park has been used for filming so often, it’s really very scenic and is just a stone’s throw from Pinewood Studios.

Car parking charges do apply of £2.50 during the week or £3.50 at peak times (ticket officers regularly check parked vehicles). You can apply for an Annual parking permit from Buckinghamshire County Council if you plan to visit regularly. The park is open daily from 8 am and from 29th March will be open until 8 pm (currently it closes at 6 pm).

Black Park Road, Wexham, SL3 6DS
www.buckscc.gov.uk

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