Gomm’s Wood is a 30-acre site on the eastern side of the north end of the Micklefield Valley. The wood looks over Micklefield towards Highfield and Hangingcroft Woods on the west side of the valley, and looks north over King’s Wood, a very large wood which extends to Tylers Green, Totteridge and Terriers.
Chepping Wycombe Parish Council’s Kingswood Cemetery car park, at the northern end of the single-track section of Cock Lane, provides a convenient place to park when visiting Gomm’s Wood.
Gomm’s Wood became a Local
Wildlife Site in 2008, and a Local Nature Reserve in 2010. The wood is owned
by Wycombe District Council and is managed by the Chiltern Rangers Community
Interest Company. The site is managed to maintain a diversity of habitats
including both mature and young woodland, scrub, chalk grassland glades, hazel
coppice and a large meadow. As a result of good management, this reserve has
a wide range of fauna and flora. Micklefield Bank, the large meadow on the
western side of the wood has one of the largest populations of orchids within
High Wycombe. Whether your main interest is plants, birds, or butterflies
and other invertebrates, there is plenty to see and enjoy on this reserve.
|The top of the wooded Micklefield Valley looking south|
|Gomms Wood Plant Species (CommonNames)||Gomms Wood Plant Species (Scientific Names)|
|The top of the wooded Micklefield Valley looking north|