GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Greenham Common

4 miles (7 km)

Explore the Greenham and Cookham Commons on this circular walk near Newbury. Greenham Commonis a formerRoyal Air Forcestation. Opened in 1942, it was used by both theRoyal Air ForceandUnited States Army Air Forcesduring the Second World War and the United States Air Forceduring theCold War.
Today this large green space is ideal for a long walk in peaceful surroundings. The expansive area of heathland is covered in heather and gorse and has nice wide footpaths to follow. There's alsowildflower filled grasslands and wetland areas which attract dragonflies and birdlife. Look out for horses and ponies roaming the common too.
This walk starts from the car park on Bury's Bank Road and takes you around the central area of the common.
At the northern end of the common you will find Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve. Here you will find exceptionally rich woodland and a variety of wildlife including birds, reptiles, dragonflies and butterflies. To extend your walk from the common you could head north through Bowdown Woods to the lovely Thatcham Discovery Centre where there are splendid waterside footpaths to try.

Greenham Common Postcode

RG19 8DB - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Greenham Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Greenham Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


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Wide footpath

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Horses on the common

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Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve

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Disused cruise missle silos

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WW2 bomb dump / ammo store

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Crookham Common Wetland Area

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Ponies and their foal

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Nice path through woodland

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GPS Files

GPX File

Greenham Common.gpx (right click - 'Save As')

Memory Map Route

Greenham Common.mmo (right click - 'Save As')