Maidenhead and Cookham Commons - National Trust

Maidenhead and Cookham Commons - National Trust
Pinkneys Green
Pinkneys Drive




01628 605069

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For many years the commons have been at the heart of the local community. At over 874 acres, the wide variety of landscapes offers the perfect escape to the country.

From the Thames riverbank to woodlands and wildflower meadows, there's a lot to discover whether you're on foot, bike or even horseback.

For families, it's a natural playground with plenty of space to run around, fly kites, build dens or simply walk the dog. The miles of walks include links to the Chiltern Loop and Thames Path.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Environmental or ecological centre, Heritage site

Opening hours


Admission charges



  • National Trust
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Countryside Skills: Laying a Hedge

  • 29 November 2014 9am-4pm

Led by our expert tutor Clive Leeke, you'll spend an unforgettable day in the woods learning this traditional craft. You'll make a pleacher, hammer in stakes and fix your binders before standing back and admiring the beauty of a laid hedge.

Wear safety boots and dress appropriately for the weather. Bring a packed lunch but hot drinks will be provided.

Suitable for

  • 18+


£40.00 per person.


photograph of pine cone

Make a Winter Wreath

  • 10 December 2014 10am-12pm

Using naturally sourced materials from around the Commons you'll learn the basic skills of how to make a traditional wreath. We'll also give you a glass of mulled wine and mince pie to make sure you get into the spirit!

Bring warm clothing and gloves. The shed has some heating but it is mostly open

Meet at the rangers shed at Pinkneys Green, beside the cricket club and oppostite Pinkneys Drive.

Children welcome. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Suitable for

  • Any age


£15.00 per person.