Know before you go
Parking informationThere 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).
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.
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. The easy access route is suitable for people with limited mobility, ‘Tramper’ buggies, and those with pushchairs. However, please wear suitable footwear.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitAll year round
About the reserve
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 the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, on behalf of West Berkshire Council, alongside the landowner.