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

Our Aims

We aim to protect and enhance the quality of the natural environment through the involvement of local people.

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Protecting Our Environment Registered charity No. 1114685

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Prestwood Nature The Local Environment Group for the Prestwood Area

Peterley Manor FarmTwo rivers have their source in our area – the Misbourne that starts at the Mobwell Spring just north of Great Missenden and flows south through that village, Abbey Park and on to Little Missenden; and the Hughenden Stream that emerges just south of the Hughenden Valley settlement and also flows south into Hughenden Park.  There are many ponds on the clays – although nowhere as many as there were a hundred years ago when they were vital for watering stock, washing carts, etc.  Many are in poor condition or now dried up, but some good examples are maintained by their owners or neighbouring residents.  Several ponds have been restored by Prestwood Nature.  Some grasslands and woodlands on clay have areas that are wet part of the year and support a few marsh plants.

Please click on a pond for more details.

Wetlands

Frog spawn in Brickpits pond

Brickpits pond


Collings Hanger pond

Collings Hanger pond


Dennerhill pond, April 2007

Dennerhill pond


Sheepwash just after restoration in January 2008 before re-planting

Sheepwash pond

PN restoration work of Wibner Pond 2004

Wibner pond

Kiln Corner pond 


Greater spearwort, Kiln Corner pond

Further information:     Prestwood Pond Survey