Welcome to Hawridge and Cholesbury Commons

42 hectares of common land

designated as a county wildlife site

Hawridge and Cholesbury Commons comprises 42 hectares of privately owned common land, consisting of about 25% grass and bracken with woodland forming the remainder. The owner, Christine Stott  and the local Preservation Society (HCCPS) manage the Commons which are designated as a County Wildlife Site.

Hilltop Commons Conservation Group run regular volunteer days as part of their conservation work on the commons. Work can be varied and has included scrub clearance and pond restoration. Tools, hot refreshments and delicious cakes are provided and it's a wonderful way to make new friends whilst enjoying the great outdoors.


Do you enjoy walking or riding on the Commons? Have you ever thought about coming to help keep the paths and grassland clear? We need you to play your part in maintaining our lovely environment. Everyone is welcome, adults and children alike. Refreshments are provided. The winter Conservation Group sessions will start in early October. Each session is from 9.30 – 12.30pm. However, you can come for as long as you like. 


Grant for wheeled strimmer: We are very grateful to Councilor Chris Brown and the Parish Council for securing a grant from Bucks County Council to enable us to buy a Doctorpower Trimmer/Mower. We are hoping that individuals may come forward to keep open their own favourite routes as well as it being very useful for our general conservation group sessions. It is great that Chris thought of HCCPS when he heard about the available funding from Bucks CC. Our thanks to all concerned. 


If you are interested in New Zealand Pygmy Weed do read about exciting new developments here!


The annual winter tree thinning work, which is undertaken by Christine Stott, is about to start again



The Hawridge and Cholesbury Preservation Society celebrated 50 years since its founding with a reception at the Cricket Pavilion on the Common. Also being celebrated was Christine Stott's 30th anniversary as Lord of the Manor. Past and present committee members, conservation volunteers, sponsors, advisors and other helpers came together to celebrate the Society’s achievements over the last 50 years.


Watch our short film about 50 years on the Commons.


Visit our Latest News page to find out more about HCCPS and what's happening on the Commons.

Visit our Conservation Projects for further information and if you would like to join our friendly group please contact: volunteer@hawridgeandcholesburycommons.org.

Take a look at our Veteran Trees recently recorded and tagged and saved for all to enjoy.

Download our FREE leaflet for information about the local flora, fauna and history, our contact details and directions to the Commons.

Take a look at the Jubilee Walks which offer a variety of interesting walks on and around the Commons and read our latest Newsletter, or Subscribe and get the latest events and news straight to your inbox.

Read the incredibly informative 'Local Heritage Study'  Hawridge and Cholesbury Commons' by Lindsay Griffin.

Committee members records since 1967.

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