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.