Once part of extensive common lands to the north of Maidenhead, North Town Moor was all but surrounded when the town expanded during the Victorian period.

The Green Way

Starting from Cookham Moor, the east and west sections of the Green Way travel either side of the Strand Water and Fleet Ditch south past Widbrook common and White Brook stream through arable fields, before reaching North Town Moor. 

After taking some time to enjoy the community orchard created by Make Space for Life Volunteers, be sure to keep an eye out for bumblebees, dragonflies, butterflies and damselflies in the verges that are managed for conservation.

Common darter, North Town Moor
Common darter, North Town Moor

From here the Green Way continues south, through Maidenhead and Green Lane, before crossing the causeway and finishing in the village of Bray.

Management

Working alongside the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, we look after this area of important green space for the benefit of all. The northern part of North Town Moor is regularly cut for amenity purposes, providing a great space in which to go for a run or walk a dog.

The pond next to the car park is managed by Make Space for Life, along with the community orchard. This is a great place to feed the ducks, as long as you abide by the signs put up by the volunteers who encourage you not to feed the ducks bread.

The community orchard has a variety of apple trees, including Miller’s seedling, Grand Duke Constantine and Ball’s Pipin, with the occasional plum and cherry tree.

Make Space for Life community orchard
North Town Moor community orchard

Wildlife

The verges and southern parts of North Town Moor are abundant in insects, including many damselflies and hoverflies. As a consequence North Town Moor has a surprisingly diverse bird population for an urban sight. 

Planning your visit

  • Free parking is available at the North Town Moor car park (SU889823).

  • North Town Moor is 1 mile south of Widbrook Common (SU896840) and 2 miles south of Cookham Moor (SU892853).

  • The nearest railway station is Furze Platt (SU882823), which is 0.5 miles west of North Town Moor.