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What's on

Event at Bowdown Woods by Rob Appleby

Take a look at our what's on pages for BBOWT events in the West Berkshire Living Landscape.

Meet the team

Hilary Philips
Hilary Philips

Living Landscapes Community Engagement Manager

I manage the Linking the Landscape project, working with the team to ensure we’re on target to deliver against the three main project areas: Landscape Scale Monitoring; Community Engagement; Practical Habitat Work & Landowner Liaison. I also work across the wider Berkshire landscape looking for new opportunities to help communities protect, expand and enhance Berkshire’s unique and diverse landscape.

Karen Job

Karen Job

Linking the Landscape Community Engagement Officer

I’m Karen and I am the new Community Engagement Officer for the Linking the Landscape project. I am really enjoying getting to know the Linking the Landscape team, and the community groups around Thatcham and Newbury who are part of the project. I come from an education background and am very happy to be working in wildlife and conservation.

Simon Claybourn

Simon Claybourn. Linking the Landscape Ecology Officer

Linking the Landscape Ecology Officer 

I look after the organising of surveys and practical conservation work in the Living Landscape. We aim to link important areas of habitat within the project area through positive habitat management and monitor the change this work makes. We have a fantastic army of volunteers behind the project helping deliver our aims. If you’d like to get involved with the practical work groups or join us for some species surveys, please send an email to us at

Conor Watson

Conor Watson

Linking the Landscape Project Assistant

I started with BBOWT in 2016 as a West Berkshire Wildlife Trainee (Conservation) and applied for my current role when my traineeship was coming to an end. Since then, I’ve been entering survey data, bashing scrub with volunteers and helping to lead Teen Ranger sessions. As assistant to the project I am lucky to be involved with all aspects from the community engagement to the landscape ecology – it’s the best of both worlds!

Heathland and Beyond

Heathland by Helen Walsh

In 2013 the Living Landscape team completed a Heathland and Beyond project

West Berkshire Living Landscape

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The West Berkshire Living Landscape is a land rich with history and wildlife

We are working with West Berkshire Council to create a Living Landscape where people and wildlife can thrive. The project area covers more than 27km2 of lowland heathland, ancient woodland, reedbeds, rivers and streams with Greenham and Crookham Commons at the heart.

West Berkshire Living Landscape map

Linking the Landscape

Is an exciting 5-year project (2013-2018) to connect local people with the extraordinary natural heritage of the West Berkshire Living Landscape, and to link up and strengthen its threatened wildlife habitats.

Find out more about 'Making space for nature', the principles that drive our landscape scale conservation and monitoring work.

Take a virtual tour of Bowdown Woods and Greenham Common. We recommend you have your volume turned up.

Get involved


Experience the amazing landscape right on your doorstep!


Volunteers are vital to the Linking the Landscape project. Our volunteers get involved with:

  • Practical conservation
  • Surveying
  • Events
  • Working with community groups
  • Media and more

Want to volunteer with us?

Fill out our volunteer enquiry form or contact us on 01635 500886 or

You can also sign up to our volunteer e-newsletter.

We also have year-long traineeships.


Join in

With our partners we are delivering exciting projects in the local community:

Want to get involved?

Get in touch with us on 01635 500886 or


Wildlife and Habitats

A few of the habitats within the Living Landscape are:

Heathland Woodland Wetland Grassland. Photo by Rob Appleby. Farmland. Photo by Philip Precey.


The habitats of the Living Landscape are home to many scarce and important species such as:

Adder Barn owl Dormouse GraylingLapwing


Read blog posts from the Linking the Landscape team

Greenham and Crookham Common, Thatcham Reedbeds, Audrey's Meadow and the Nature Discovery Centre are managed on behalf of

Living Landscapes for all

A Living Landscape

Read our recovery plan for nature.

Making space for nature

Sir John Lawton

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