This remote, tranquil valley high in the Chilterns (just a 30-minute walk from Nettlebed) contains an astonishing variety of habitats, including ancient forests, chalk grassland, and scrub, as well as a diverse assortment of flora and animals. 

Each season provides something unique here: In spring, the woodlands are carpeted with bluebells and woodland anenomes; in early summer, the chalk grasslands are blooming with summer flowers such as pyramidal orchids, wild marjoram, and thyme; and in autumn, trees form a golden crimson canopy over meandering woodland walkways.

The reserve's main entrance houses a visitor centre with explanation displays, wildlife identification guides, and activity kits for youngsters to use on the Nature Detective Trails. There's also a bird hide and wildlife garden near the visitor centre.

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