The Cookham commons are a series of commons, stretching from Cookham and Widbrook in the east, Cock Marsh and Winter Hill in the north and the collection of commons that make up the Commons of Cookham Dean in the west. The impressive vistas and great expanses of open grassland offer an idyllic rural landscape that inspired the likes of Stanley Spencer and Kenneth Grahame to some of their most impressive and iconic works.
At the very heart of Cookham Village, the Moor is often a focal point for local events and fetes. It’s also a great starting point for and extended walk along the river Thames to Cock Marsh.
Situated on the banks of the River Thames, opposite the town of Bourne End, the chalk grasslands of Cock Marsh make for a pleasant riverside stroll.
Winding its way through the common is the stream of White Brook, more traditionally known as Withe-brook, named after the willow trees that are still found along its banks.
Rising to a height of 280 feet, Winter Hill offers panoramic views over the River Thames towards Marlow.
These collections of commons are central to the character of Cookham Dean and create a chain of grassland habitats through the landscape.
Discover the long history of Cookham village, learn about celebrated locals and take a wander through the wildlife-rich chalk grasslands of Cock Marsh.
Discover the wildlife and wetlands of the Thames valley, whilst enjoying magnificent views of 'The Mount' at Cookham Dean, Cliveden House and Taplow Court.
Local to Cookham, the works of artist Stanley Spencer capture everyday village life and the rural idyll of his surroundings.
Many characters have helped shape Maidenhead and Cookham Commons. Here are just a few of our favourite stories.