GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Bucklebury Common

3 miles (5 km)

This large area of common land in Berkshire covers 350 hectares (860 acres). It consists of heathland and broadleavedwoodland of oak, ash and beech. There are miles of public footpaths and bridleways suitable for cycling. Other features include 12 ponds, several greens and a variety of flora and fauna. Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of woodland birds and the occasional deer as you make your way through the woods. You can start off from the car park which is located about half way between the villages of Upper Buckleberry and Chapel Row.
The common is located just to the north of Thatcham so if you would like to continue your walking in the area you could head to the excellent Thatcham Discovery Centre. You could also head north to the village of Bucklebury and then continue to Stanford Dingley by picking up the riverside footpath along the River Pang.


RG7 6QH - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

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

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


At the south side of the common you will find the excellent Cottage Inn. The friendly pub hasa great atmosphere, and serves good home cooked food. There's also a splendid outdoor area which includes a paddock with farm animals. It's a lovely place to sit out in during the summer. You can find the pub on 26 Broad Lane with a postcode of RG7 6QJ.
If you head into nearby Thatcham you could visit the splendid Thatcham Discovery Centre where you will find a nice lakeside cafe. There's seats outside with nice views over the lake, so perfect for a fine day.
You could also head into Thatcham village and visit the King's Head. It's a lovely, recently refurbished old Pub, with a wonderful Beer Garden and Garden Bar. The pub is also dog friendly and can be found it at 59 Broadway with a postcode of RG193HP for your sat navs.

Dog Walking

The expansive common is an excellent place to take your dog for a walk. It is requested that they stay on leads though as there are many nesting birds in the reserve.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Access track on Bucklebury Common - - 791693

Access track on Bucklebury Common

Shed On The Common - - 790558

Shed On The Common. Looking off Byles Green onto Bucklebury Common.

Bucklebury Common Nature Reserve - - 4849

Bucklebury Common Nature Reserve. This section of the nature reserve is where the byway intersects with the road at the row of houses. This view is of the footpath with the row of houses on the left. This view is situated in the lower section of the north east quadrant of the square.

Map of Bucklebury Common - - 791630

Map of Bucklebury Common

Quiet Lane Ends - - 791608

Quiet Lane Ends Junction with Broad Lane onBucklebury Common. At this point Broad Lane is a long straight stretch of road and cars frequently drive down here at ridiculously high speeds, especially when one considers a deer could easily jump out in front of the cars.

Ramsbury Wood on the edge of the fort - - 11760

Ramsbury Wood on the edge of the fort. These trees are on a rise with a ditch falling away to the left and this wood is on the northern side of the fort. The picture was taken looking west. The wood is in the northern half of the square, in the middle.

Restricted Byway - Bucklebury Common - - 791653

Restricted Byway, heading towards Bucklebury Farm Park.

Bucklebury Quiet Lane - - 791620

Bucklebury Quiet Lane

GPS Files

GPX File

Bucklebury Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Download Linked File)

Memory Map Route

Bucklebury Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Download Linked File)