The current woodland management plan was produced with help from the Chiltern Woodlands Project. It was approved by the Forestry Commission in 2012 and runs to April 2022. This plan and woodland grant contract has given felling approval to thin out young plantations and poorer trees. The wood is a varied mosaic of tree ages and structure and has some of the best young regeneration of beech in the Chilterns.
The Residents Society has invested a significant amount since purchasing the wood to provide a network of all weather paths so that it can be enjoyed in all weathers and by those with limited mobility. A permit scheme exists for horse rides and the wood is popular with dog walkers, joggers etc.
Common Wood contains more than 330 species of flora and fauna with a mixture of plantations providing a haven for wildlife.
Common Wood is located in Penn, Bucks - close to High Wycombe and Beaconsfield and easily accessible from J2 or 3 of the M40.