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The Wood

About Mia
Mia Alexandra McIntosh Elcock was an inspiration to all.


Her character and loving spirit shone through, touching all who met her. She was noisy, sweet and funny. Her love of nature was one of her defining features, and the rustic colours of autumn leaves echo her beautiful red curls, so it is fitting that Mia's parents and their families have chosen to make this the focus of their living memorial to her.

Mia's Wood is located on Little Horwood Road, Little Horwood, Buckinghamshire, on the corner of Shucklow Hill.  It does not have a postcode.

About Our Team

Our trustees are Mia’s parents, Kirstin and Simon, and Rebecca


Mia's Wood is a children's environmental charity with the aim to explore the wonders of nature. We provide free education, recreation and conservation activities for the local Milton Keynes and Buckinghamshire communities


We want to pass on Mia’s love of nature to local families, children and young people, and especially bereaved families. 




“Trees in their gorgeous autumnal colours, the reds and golds resonating in the sun, will always remind me of our Mia, as will the rustling of the leaves that so captivated our little girl on our many walks together. This is why establishing a wood in Mia's memory, a Mia wood, is so important to us. Planting saplings that will grow and mature over a lifetime, what should have been Mia's lifetime, into mighty trees - repaying the care and love invested in them with beauty, a lasting joy to everyone” Simon, Mia’s father


Our Charitable Status

In 2016, Mia's Wood became a registered charity under the Charity Commission in England and Wales, charity number 1169919.  Details can be found here


Mia's Wood is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee (Company number 08191180) Companies House info here


About our woodland site

Mia’s Wood is just under 2 acres, and it was planted in February 2012 with the 11 varieties of British trees under the Woodland Trust MOREWoods scheme.  These trees are:


  • Beech

  • Bird cherry

  • Field maple

  • Goat willow

  • Hazel

  • Lime (large leaf)

  • Oak (common)

  • Silver birch

  • Spindle

  • Sweet chestnut

  • Wild cherry


We have an avenue of red Acers provided through the fundraising efforts of the charity Woolly Hugs which lead to our Wishing Tree.   There are also copper beech, liquid ambers, red oak and a corner of Australian eucalypts. 

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