Events on the Commons

Beating the Bounds on the Commons 8th October 2023

Beating the Bounds at Greenham and Crookham Commons took place as part of the Thatcham Festival events on Sunday 8th October.

Park Run

The Newbury Parkrun takes place every Saturday at 9am on Greenham Common. Its free, but you will need to register the first time you run. Please access the Parkrun website for further information.


The Newbury District Ornithological Club holds regular birdwatching events on Greenham and Crookham Commons. Please access the Club website for further information.

Greenham Common Control Tower

The Control Tower opened its doors in 2018 as a visitor centre and community hub. It holds events such as talks and also hosts a cafe run by volunteers. Heritage walks are being run during May to October 2023. Please access the Control Tower Events website for more information.

Greenham Common Walks

There are a number of walking maps for walkers wanting to walk on Greenham and Crookham Commons. Have a look on the Ordnance Survey Get Outside website, the GPS walking routes website, or the Saturday Walkers Club website for some suggestions. The Control Tower will be running Heritage walks from May 2024.

Permission for Events

All events organisers MUST obtain permission to hold the event from The Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust. The Trust will provide a licence for the event, and advise on whether a risk assessment needs to be undertaken. Production companies looking to film on the Commons should contact the Trust’s media office on . You may also require permission from the Commission, Natural England and Historic England, so ensure you leave sufficient time to seek permissions when making arrangements for the event – we would strongly advise that requests to hold major events are submitted to BBOWT with at least a three month window before the intended event date.