Saturday Afternoon in Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes

Living in Milton Keynes presents a number of challenges and stigma from work colleagues and strangers alike… “it’s just a load of roundabouts”, “it’s not a proper city”, “there’s nothing there” etc. however most of those comments tend to arrive from those that have either merely passed on through on the M1 or are from the born and bred London types who wouldn’t know what a cow looks like unless it’s served to them covered in peppercorn sauce.

Since moving to Milton Keynes a year ago I’ve been exploring the area and recently visited one of the many woodlands that are contained within the city, Shenley Wood with Sarah.

The woodland is owned by The Parks Trust and is one of 3 ancient woodlands in Milton Keynes. Composed mostly of ash and oak trees, the woodland was first recorded in the Domesday survey of 1086.

The weather wasn’t particularly great for Sarah and my visit and at this time of year there wasn’t the abundance of bluebells and other flowers that the wood promises. Nonetheless it was a relaxing place to visit and we’ll certainly be heading back in the Spring and Summer to see how it changes through the seasons.

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