Greenham and Crookham Commons

Greenham and Crookham Commons form the largest continuous tract of open heath in Berkshire. It is special for the mix of purple and pink heathers and golden yellow gorse, wildflower-filled grasslands and expanses of bare gravels – all easily accessible to visitors.

There are 3 car parks around the Commons.

Walking trails

There are a wide variety of routes – The main tracks across the common are level and accessible for those with limited walking ability, cyclists and horse-riders. Other waymarked routes are colour coded and cross varying terrain.

Access

The main tracks across the common are level and accessible for those with limited walking ability, off-road bicycles and off-road mobility scooters. Other waymarked routes are colour coded and cross varying terrain.
Undulating wooded valleys with uneven terrain including steps. Most entrances have 1.5m bridle gates. Height barriers on minor car parks, main car park accessible to larger vehicles or those carrying cycles on the roof.

Dogs
Under effective control
Please keep dogs on a lead on the main common during the bird nesting season (1 March – 31 July). There is a map available for areas dogs can be let off the lead.
dog
Dog walking Map
 
Opening times

The Common is open at all times.

For information about the cafe opening times, see below.

Please note: the carpark is likely to be busy on Saturdays due to the Park Run.

If you are attending the Park Run, please be aware that although we do not charge for the car park we welcome donations which allow us to maintain the site and keep it accessible for such activities to take place.

 
The Living Landscape | The West Berkshire Living Landscape scheme covers 27 square kilometres, including the river valleys of the Enborne and the Kennet which are separated by the higher gravel plateau and heathland mosaic of Greenham and Crookham Commons. A quarter of the project area is designated as important for wildlife, either locally, nationally or internationally.

Honesty at The Base

Whilst visiting The Base  and walking on Greenham Common,  pop along to see the delicious array of food and drink on offer at the café, run by local company, The Honesty Group.The café is usually open between 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sundays.

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