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    ​Why not leave the car at home and come via public transport, on foot or on a bike?

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Please consider your journey to Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common each time you visit. In 2010/2011 327,659 visits to Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common were by car. Fewer cars on the road is better for the nature reserves, the environment, the wildlife and for your health.

Access by public transport is available; take a look at the links below for train times or local bus services.​

For Burnham Beeches, the nearest station is Burnham which is at least 50 minutes walk and has no direct bus service to the Beeches. A walk from Slough railway station would take about an hour and a half but buses from here stop in nearby Farnham Common.

Slough and Gerrards Cross railway stations are both about one hour's walk from Stoke Common but buses, which stop at the edge of the common, are available.

Cyclists and horse riders are welcome all year round, but please stick to the tarmac roads.

For the location of either Burnham Beeches or Stoke Common, please visit Streetmap or view the AA route planner to ​plan your journey. Full public transport timetables can be obtained from Traveline - telephone: 0871 200 2233.​

Getting to Burnham Beeches

By public transport

If travelling by train, the x74 is a direct bus service from Slough. There is no longer a direct bus service from Beaconsfield. If travelling to Burnham take a connecting train to Slough and take the bus from there. The bus stop is in Farnham Common, just before Kingsway and opposite a car show room.  From here, walk north past the shops and turn left into Beeches Road; you will see the entrance to the reserve when you get to the end of Beeches Road. This is approximately a 10 minute walk.

By car

From the M4 (junction 6) follow the A355 north or from the M40 (junction 2) follow the A355 south until you reach Farnham Common. In Farnham Common, turn down Beeches Road. Drive to the end of this road and at the junction go straight ahead into Lord Mayors Drive. Parking is available in several large bays on your left.

Parking conditions apply to all areas of Burnham Beeches, please see details on the car parking and season tickets page.

Post code

There is no postcode for the Main Common and visitor facilities area but the closest is SL2 3PS - this will get you to the site entrance.

Getting to Stoke Common

By public transport

Access to Stoke Common by public transport is via bus number 104 on the Carousel service runs from Slough Centre to High Wycombe, stopping at Vine Road for access to Stoke Common or the 335 Redline bus stopping at Windmill Road. If travelling by train the nearest stations on London Lines are at Gerrards Cross and Slough.

By car

Stoke Common can be accessed by car From the M40 – Leave the motorway at junction 2 and follow the A355 towards Slough. After about 1.5 miles turn left into Parish Lane at the Yew Tree pub. Follow this all the way to the end. Turn right onto B416 Gerrards Cross/Windsor Road and drive 50 yards up to traffic lights. Turn left at the lights into Stoke Common Road and continue for 0.25 miles. From the M4 – Leave the motorway at junction 6 and follow the A355 approximately for three miles towards Farnham Common. After passing the shops and Beeches Road on the left, turn right into Templewood Lane and follow to the traffic lights at the end. Go straight across at the lights into Stoke Common Road and continue for 0.25 miles. Limited parking is available on the lay-by on Stoke Common Road.

Burnham Beeches Transportation Strategy

The City of London staff at Burnham Beeches have worked with Buckinghamshire County Council (BCC) to produce a transportation strategy for Burnham Beeches. This work has already delivered great improvements in the way traffic moves around and to the Beeches including:

  • Reduced traffic speed
  • Provision of cycle parking and links to the wider cycling network
  • Improved signage on roads and other routes
  • Introduction of car park charges at weekends and bank holidays
  • Safer crossing points
  • Extension of the Car Free Zone
  • More provision for disabled drivers

There are still more improvements that can be made so we continue to work with BCC, developing their wider Local Transport Plan to reduce the negative impacts of traffic both around the Beeches and in the wider area and encouraging visitors to leave the car at home or use other, more sustainable methods to visit the site. Keep watching our news page for updates.