This diverse woodland wildlife treasure trove astride the River Pang is a haven of peace and beauty, renowned for its flowers, butterflies and moths.
Flat, soft ground after rain, can flood in winter; some cross slopes and coarse aggregates on paths, gates.
Large swathes of tranquil woodland surround a patchwork of meadows and pastures set in the heart of the Pang Valley in Berkshire.
The River Pang meanders through the woodland providing a beautiful setting that is thought to have inspired E. H. Shepard to illustrate The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.
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As winter creeps in you may see a fox or stoat as they work hard to survive.
Walks by the Pang and through the meadows are truly memorable when the landscape is encrusted with a sparkling winter frost.
In mild years, the spring-flowering Primrose can appear as early as December.
Look out for its pretty, creamy-yellow flowers in woodlands and grasslands.
As its name suggests, Wood spurge is found in woodlands.
It is an attractive evergreen that displays cup-shaped, green flowers in clusters and dark green leaves.
The mass of white, frothy blossom on a wild cherry is a sight to behold.
Planted as an ornamental tree, it also grows wild in woods and hedges.
Its red fruits are the edible cherries we know and love.
On a lead
- Winter Walks on Moor Copse