Hardings Wood Winter

Winter is a quiet time but it has its own charm. Hardings Wood is deciduous; there are longer views through the bare trunks and branches. The few conifers in the wood can be easily picked out (except for the European larch which loses its foliage).

Flocks of winter birds such as fieldfares and redwings feed in and around the wood on seeds and berries. The woodcock is an occasional visitor.

Warm thanks to Gill Pakenham for allowing us to use her bird photographs and to Steve Povey or the mammals. Other photographs by Francesca Greenoak and others.

Where is Hardings Wood?

From Wigginton: Along the Chesham Road, turn left after the traffic-calming chicane, continue down past the crossroads until you reach the wood entrance in Crawleys Lane.
Click here for a map

How you can help...

If you wish to, you can get involved in any of the following ways:

The Hardings Wood Trust is registered as a Charitable Trust (Registered Charity number 1096325)


Please be aware that Hardings Wood is an ancient wood and that some of the paths are steep. Visitors are advised to have suitable clothing and footwear, and to be aware of all natural hazards—slip, trip, low hanging branches, projecting roots, insects, for example. Take care and enjoy your visit.