Padworth Common LNR
Designated site name: Padworth Common LNR   View map
LNR Type: Rural Type:  Biological
County: BERKSHIRE Natural England Area Team: Thames Solent (LNR)
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Date of Declaration: 01/07/2005 Declaring Authority: West Berkshire Council
Area (Ha): 28 Grid Reference: SU 619 646
Owned By:  West Berkshire Council Managed By:  West Berkshire Council/ Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust
Location: Padworth Road which runs between Burghfield and Tadley. RG7 3QE
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

Car park is located off Rectory/Padworth Road Junction. From Burghfield. Travel along the Padworth Road, take the first right after the Round Oak Pub then immediately left is the car park. From Tadley. Take the Padworth Road from the A340 to Burghfield. Rectory Road is 2 miles along Padworth Road on the left. Immediately left again is the car park. A4 from Newbury. Turn right into Padworth Lane which is the first right after going straight over the roundabout joining the A340 to Aldermaston. Continue for 2 miles then turn right into the car park just before the Padworth Road junction. A4 from Reading. Turn left after the Marriott Court Hotel onto Padworth Lane in Lower Padworth. Continue for 2 miles then turn right into the car park just before the straight Padworth Road junction.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: Padworth Common is made up of wet, dry and humid lowland heath, oak and pine woodlands, a permanent pond, several seasonal ponds and a wet alder woodland forming part of Padworth Gully.
The heath attracts some key species for the site include nightjar, tree pipit, stonechat and the occasional Dartford warbler, along with greyling butterflies, adders and bog bush crickets. Other wildlife found across the site include green woodpecker, siskin, goldcrest, purple hairstreak butterflies, white admiral butterflies and palmate newts.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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