‘What’s happening up top’ on Abbey Barn South

If you have not walked to the top of Keephill Woods lately or up to the ‘Pines’ development you may be interested (or disappointed) in what you see. See some pictures.

New highest point overlooking High Wycombe??
View across Abbey Barn South to the East
Above the redundant ski slope
Redundant ski slope. A condition of the planning permission to build on Abbey Barn South was to clear the ski slope to allow Chiltern Ranges to establish chalk grassland.

Visit to Greatmoor

Twelve ‘hi vis’ residents had a very interesting visit to FCC ‘Energy from Waste’ site near Aylesbury where BCC send all our ‘grey bin’ waste to generate electricity rather than landfill.  Currently about 300 tonnes of waste/annum generates 26MW/hour is electricity, enough for 40,000 homes.

Waste is delivered by lorries where large grabs drop it into a moving grate where it is incinerated into heat, flue gases and ash.

The heat drives a steam turbine and generated electricity added to the ‘national grid’.

Flue gases are cleaned to within safe limits and essentially only water vapour and carbon dioxide released.  Extractable metals are separated from remaining ash.

Summer BBQ 2018

Great weather, band, food and fun for all attending (about 60). Here are a few photos to remember it by.  Thanks very much ‘Halvar’ and their support team, we enjoyed every minutes of your music very much.

New Kids on the Green (HALVAR)

Proud parents

Dancing on the Green

Community spirit

Well earned rest

Vernon, the lucky winner


Ramble along the Wye and Back

Ramble Report

Ten residents joined for a great walk on a beautiful day.  See some of the sights captured by John Fowler.

Back Stream at Funges Meadow

Spring water rising from the chalk aquifer and feeding Back Stream at Wye Dean


Yellow flag iris

Mosses and liverworts often overlooked

Field rose with garden chaffer beetle at Kingsmead

Back stream running towards Kingsmead near the old ford

Many ducks on route

Watercress, starwort and water crowfoot typical of clear cool chalk streams

Water crowfoot in flower

Sunday 3rd June, start at 11am from the Green.  We walk along the Wye to Kingsmead and return via Back Stream by about 1230.  See the course of our chalk stream and its wildlife.

See Revive the Wye website for more details on our precious and rare chalk streams and what we are doing to protect them.

Call to all Litter Heroes

Litter Heroes deliver

Twelve WW Litter Heroes assembled and filled many sacks of litter from behind the Dyke.  Well done and be proud.

Re scheduled date for Litter Heroes to Assemble – Sunday 25th March

Come help us clear all the litter from between our Estate and the Dyke during this years Keep Britain Tidy weekend.  We need all WWR’s Litter  Heroes to assemble on the Green at 2pm on Sunday 4th 25th March (2-4pm).  Pickers and bags will be provided.  Please bring gloves.  All children must be accompanied by a parent.  Lets show what Resident power is all about.

Disclaimer. Please remember that attendance at any WWRA event is entirely at your own risk


Wye walk and back

Some images taken by Pete Barlow during an enjoyable sunny but cool afternoon walk.  We saw brown trout, kingfisher, little egrets and much more.



February 11th starting from The Green at 2pm 

Walk to Kingsmead along the River Wye and return along Back Stream to the Dyke.  Easy walking lasting 1 hour 30mins.

Wye so special?

Less than 300 chalk streams in the world and one is on our doorstep

Brown trout, kingfishers, little egrets and much more.  Not to mention springs where water from the chalk aquifers come to the surface