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 Cobbler’s Pits its unique and distinctive character.
Lesser Celandine and Wood Anemone can both be found growing in the spring, and Speckled Wood butterflies flying 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.
Directions (Google Maps): 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 make sure you park responsibly!
Please visit the Chiltern Society Directory for the Site Co-ordinator’s contact details.