Witley and Milford Commons (National Trust)
Witley and Milford Common
A rich and varied landscape buzzing with wildlife
If you’re new to exploring the countryside Witley and Milford Commons is a good place to start. It’s easily accessible and the footpaths and bridleways are clearly marked, you can’t get lost. The Commons is a lovely spot for family picnics too.
The countryside is an area of great contrasts with extensive heathland views and secluded woodland glades. There’s always something new to see; from the breathtaking purple heathers and buzzing insects to majestic trees and strange fungi. Witley is a fungi paradise.
During the warmer months the Commons are alive with bird song from birds like Tree pipits and Woodlarks.
Witley and Milford Commons is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
Historic house or home, Garden, parklands or rural site
- English Heritage
Investigate the Victorians!
Come to Witley Court to exercise your historical enquiry skills using both primary and secondary sources. Investigate the magnificent house, reveal its luxurious past and its sad demise, and learn something of the men, women and children that lived their lives in and around this incredible monument to the Victorians.
How to obtain
The session runs each weekday in term time, and can last a half or full day. Price £75 per school group. For more information and to make a booking, call 0121 625 6864.
Witley Court Information Pack for Teachers
This 8 page teachers' pack is available as a free PDF download. It covers the historical background of the building and estate, and includes a timeline, a description of the site, documentary sources, suggested educational approaches and a bibliography listing other useful resources.