Welcome to Prestwood Nature

In Search of the Gowk

A walk led by Tony Marshall

Sunday 6th May - 10 am to 1 pm

The walk in the Little Kingshill area will include flowers, birds, geology and history.

We will start off in Abbey Park and walk a circular route through Little Kingshill.   The walk will last for about 3 hours.

What is a “Gowk”?

Gowk is an old name for the Cuckoo.

At one time the sound of the cuckoo was a regular harbinger of spring but now it is heard all too rarely.

Cuckoos are migratory birds, arriving in April and leaving in September.

In the UK their numbers are down to about 15,000 breeding pairs and they are on the Red List of endangered species.


Meet at entrance to Abbey Park on London Road, Great Missenden

OS ref. SP 898 007

Co-ordinates 51°41'51.35"N,  0°42'6.95"W

For more information contact: Tony Marshall  01494 864 251



Spring Flowers in the Hedgerows

A country walk around Prestwood, led by Karen van Oostrum, to see the many flowers, trees and plants that can be found in our hedges at this time of year.

Saturday 21st April - 2 pm to 4 pm

Ideal for families with children - free event!

Wear suitable shoes for walking in the countryside and clothing appropriate for the  weather!

Please let us know if you are planning to come so that we do not go without you!

For more information phone Karen van Oostrum 07910 684 339 or email to Karenjvano@outlook.com or chair@prestwoodnature.org

We are the Local Environment Group for the area around Prestwood in Buckinghamshire, including Great Missenden,
The Hampdens, The Kingshills, North Dean and Speen

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