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Wokefield Common

Wokefield Common is a tranquil site with a good network of paths that lead through tall pine and broadleaf woodland, past ponds, heather and rich wet gullies.


Broad-bodied chaser

The Dragonfly Pond and Pullen's Pond support a wide range of dragonflies and damselflies and are well worth a visit, particularly in the summer and early autumn. 


Regular woodland thinning benefits the heathland by allowing the heather to spread. This encourages reptiles, butterflies and perhaps even a few woodlark.

Wokefield Common is managed by BBOWT alongside the landowner.

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Nearby nature reserves

Padworth Common
2 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Hosehill Lake
2 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust
Decoy Heath
3 miles - Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Wokefield Common ½ mile south of
Burghfield Common
Map reference
SU 653 662
Great for...
getting away from it all
Best time to visit
Jan - Dec
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60.00 hectares
Walking information
Variable. Main paths across the Common are even and well-drained, but minor paths crossing the wet gullies are steep, uneven and soft after rain. There is an easy-access route approximately 0.8km long on flat terrain. The route is waymarked and shown on the orientation board adjacent to the main car park. The path is suitable for people with limited mobility, ‘Tramper’ buggies, and those with pushchairs. However, please wear suitable footwear.
There are two car parks. The main car park is off Goring Lane just west of the junction with Hollybush Lane (SU 653 662). There is also a small parking area at the end of Bunces Lane (SU 652 664)
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)
Tel: 01635 35157

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