I am Patrick Mannix. After retirement, I purchased the wood in 2000. Managing and working the woodland since then has been, and still is, my main activity, in addition to a spell as a school governor and a small company (Motco) developing, producing and selling a series of CDs of fully indexed versions of the Great Maps of London, including Rocque 1746, Horwood 1799, both at 26 inches to the mile, and Stanford 1862, the most important map of mid-Victorian London, more detailed than the modern A-Z; but never indexed until I created one!

If you access Publications & Presentations, the two publications "Making Woodland/a Small Woodland Pay" will provide an explanation of the main operations in the wood, the Presentation to the Surrey Hills Society will provide background and history of the wood.

My wife and I have four children and eight grandchildren, you may occasionally see some or all in the wood. I am not visible on Social Media, I prefer to be in control of my own destiny and only to be interrupted by Nature. You may contact me on .