Snelsmore Common & The Snug
Snelsmore Common’s not only a great spot for a walk, but there’s a cafe in the car park. The Snugg, run by Tracey Foster, is open six days a week (closed Tuesday- but check their Facebook page) offering teas, coffees and freshly baked cakes.
Everyone can escape the busy-ness of life by exploring the network of paths across this beautiful and varied heathland.
Parking informationThe site has a large car park located off the B4494, Wantage Road, opposite the Mary Hare School. The car park opens at 8am every morning and closes at 8pm during the summer and 6pm during the winter (check signage on your arrival)
Grazing animalsExmoor and New Forest ponies
A number of Public Rights of Way including bridle paths and restricted byways criss-cross the common and provide beautiful longer distance routes for walkers, cyclists and horse riders alike.
There are several waymarked routes – an Easy Access Trail of 0.75 miles on a paved path, a heathland trail (1 ¼ mile), the lizard route, orange waymarks and a mire trail (1 mile) , the dragonfly route, purple waymarks.
The common is dissected by a number of valley mires so some paths are steep and uneven. A paved circular path 0.75 miles, the Easy Access Trail) is fully accessible by pushchairs and wheelchairs (RADAR key required to fully open gate).