Wooded Plateau Introduction
23. WOODED PLATEAU
Regional character areas
This landscape type covers the isolated plateau areas to the north-west of the Chilterns Escarpment around Brightwell, Grove and Oakley Wood.
This is a rolling, semi-enclosed, wooded landscape with a strong pattern of woods and hedgerows.
- Glacial clay deposits with flints.
- Large blocks of ancient woodland and smaller, geometrically shaped plantations.
- Tall, dense hedgerows with scattered mature trees.
- Mixed land uses with medium to large-sized fields.
- Scattered farmsteads.