Take time out of your busy lives to think, reflect and enjoy this beautiful, natural, woodland.
With such short daylight hours at this time of year I think it is more important than ever to get out and about for some much needed fresh air.
For most of us the next few weeks will be a whirlwind of festivities. It’s easy to get caught up in the Christmas circus and not take time out for ourselves. Walking around this incredibly peaceful woodland recently I felt an immediate calm, my head cleared and I gathered my thoughts.
Set in 72 acres, the tranquil woodland is teeming with wildlife, even at this time of year. The birds were singing, squirrels were rustling, and I’m sure I saw a deer up ahead. The whole place is full of life, you just need to stop and look. From toadstools and fungus, to lichens and algae, even fallen branches have life growing on them, and I couldn’t help but stop and admire the natural beauty.
GreenAcres Chiltern is an extremely peaceful place. Used for celebrations and commemorations, it’s the perfect place to remember. Although I don’t have an actual connection with Greenacres, that doesn’t stop me thinking about my Mum, about how long it is since I’ve seen her, about how much I would love it if she could just join me for a mulled wine and minced pie this Christmas. Visiting this mature woodland allows me time to remember all the happy days we shared.
Monthly coffee mornings are hosted by Greenacres Chiltern and the next one takes place on Saturday 7th December at 9am-10.30am. Enjoy a hot cuppa, a slice of cake and a friendly chat. Everyone is welcome. Afterwards, enjoy an invigorating walk through the woods to burn off the calories; that’s what I would do.
Open to visitors 365 days a year with free parking. Winter opening times 9am-4pm.
To learn about the woodland management programme, and sustainability, please visit
Buckinghamshire HP9 2XB