Cobblers Pits

About Cobblers Pits

Cobblers Pits is an old chalk pit and forms an interesting mixed woodland boasting a diversity of flora and fauna. The many fine yew trees cast a dark shade in parts of the woodland.

However, where broadleaf species such as ash and beech dominate and glades have been allowed to develop, light pours onto the woodland floor – the contrast of light and shade giving Cobblers Pits its unique and distinctive character. Lesser celandine and wood anemone can both be found in the spring, and speckled wood butterflies fly in the dappled light along the footpaths.

Located on the northern banks of the Wendover Arm of the Grand Union Canal and a short walk from Wendover Woods and Aston Clinton Ragpits, it is also well situated for those wanting to explore the wider landscape.

How to find us

Upper Icknield Way, Aston Clinton, Aylesbury, HP22 5NF.
Find Cobblers Pits on Google Maps and What3Words.

Bus: Arriva routes 500, 164 and 61.
Rail: Aylesbury is 4.9 miles away.
Road: Cobblers Pits is located at the intersection of Upper Icknield Way (B4009 Tring to Halton/Wendover road) and the road to Wendover Woods/St Leonards. The main entrance is directly opposite the road to Wendover Woods and Aston Hill Ragpits.

Parking: There is an informal layby on the left hand side of the road towards Wendover Woods (approx. 50m from the intersection). Upper Icknield Way is a very busy road, please take extra care when crossing. Please park responsibly!

Opening times

Free to visit and open all year.

Local walks

Prior to visiting, download our Wendover Woods and Cobblers Pits Walks Leaflet for a local walk. 

We also have hundreds of other Chiltern Walks Leaflets for you to enjoy.

Please visit the Chiltern Society Directory for the Site Co-ordinator’s contact details.

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The Canal
Speckled Wood Butterflies
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