Snelsmore Common Country Park

West Berkshire

Type:Country / Royal Park

Wantage Road, Newbury, BERKSHIRE, RG18 9PN

Tel: +44 01635 519808

Snelsmore Common Country Park, Berkshire


Snelsmore Common is one of Berkshire's largest remaining tract of heathland and was granted SSS1 status in 1954. The site has 2 rich valley mires (bogs), especially noted for their diverse wetland flora, eg sphagnum moss, 11 species have been recorded, including bog asphodel, sundew and many sedges. The heath is actively managed to preserve the specialised heathland, plant and animal communities. We have 2 grassed picnic sites, and very good car parking. Cattle and Exmoor ponies graze the site and are a popular feature. Dogs on leads please.

Book Tickets

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Snelsmore Common Country Park adultFree
Snelsmore Common Country Park childFree
Snelsmore Common Country Park concessionFree
Snelsmore Common Country Park familyFree



  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Toilets

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Nearest major road is M4. Take A34 southbound, Newbury/Winchester, take 2nd exit to A339 Newbury. At roundabout take A4 to Hungerford at next roundabout take Oxford Road, B4494 continue on road towards Wantage. Turning into Country Park after 2 mile on left.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is Newbury.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)

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