Bookham Commons

Ancient commons, mentioned in the Domesday Book, with grassland plains, mighty oak woods and serene ponds

See what you can get up to

Data laws are changing – don’t get left out Stay in
Bookham Commons

What's on 

Upcoming events

Wildflowers and Butterflies of Bookham Commons with Ian Swinney

Sun 17 Jun 2018
10:00-12:00
A look at the wildflowers and butterflies of Bookham Commons with ranger Ian Swinney, on this gentle walk. There's even a chance of seeing the elusive purple Emperor butterfly too.

Boxing day walk

Wed 26 Dec 2018
11:00-13:00
Join us on a heart warming festive walk
Bookham Commons

Wildlife

Bookham Commons

History

two children playing at the Devil's Punch Bowl

What are commons? 

Commons today are valued for their protection of wildlife and ecology, where people are welcome visitors but the natural world takes priority. However, these sites survive in an unspoiled state thanks to a fascinating and often contentious human history of community identity, local memory and the rights of common people.

Bookham Commons

Our work

Nightingale

Life on the edge – project to save the nightingales on Bookham Commons 

Nationally the nightingale population has fallen by 30 percent in the last 20 years and we’ve seen a fall in the nightingales visiting our commons too…

English oak tree

Harvesting oak timber 

Learn how we harvest the woodlands for oak once the trees have been thinned in the autumn and winter.

Bookham Commons

Get involved

National Trust volunteers having a tea break

Volunteer with us 

We welcome new members to our volunteering team and none of the work we do would be possible without their help. Would you like to lend a helping hand?

Couple on bench between trees with lively dog

Friends of Bookham Commons 

The Friends of Bookham Commons work tirelessly to raise funds and help maintain the commons. Over the years, they've provided restful wooden benches, a boardwalk over a marsh and a bird hide on Upper Eastern Pond for you all to enjoy.