Northend Common

About Northend Common

Northend Common is our first new reserve since 2014. The site forms the backbone of the beautiful hamlet of Northend. The 31-acre area of mixed woodland is characterised by post-war regrowth, open wildflower glades, and an iconic pond by the village green.

As a common, the site gives our charity the chance to protect an important part of the Chilterns natural and cultural heritage. The unique patchwork of habitats which commons provide, and how they help connect nature across the whole landscape, make them critical sites.

As our site management plan develops, we will conserve and enhance Northend Common to help grow an appreciation and understanding of such sites within the Chilterns landscape. Working with residents and improving the habitat will be a priority for connecting people with nature.

How to find us

Northend Common is between Turville Heath and Christmas Common, 3 miles east south east of Watlington. 
Find Northend Common on Google Maps and What3Words.

Parking: Very limited parking is available near the Village Hall along the Green, please be considerate of the habitat and local residents. Please park responsibly!

Opening times

Free to visit and open all year.

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Local walks

Prior to visiting, why not download some of our local walks. There are hundreds of Chiltern Walks Leaflets for you to enjoy.

Please visit the Chiltern Society Directory for the Site Co-ordinator’s contact details.

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What you can spot…binoculars

White Marbled Butterfly
Common Spotted Orchid
How to get involved


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