Bannerdown Common

Bannerdown Common is owned by The Batheaston Freeholders Association and is a Nature Conservation area managed under a Natural England Countryside Stewardship Agreement. 


Bannerdown Common is about 1 mile North East of Batheaston. The Common is “Open Access” land which means you are free to roam, on foot, wherever you wish.

Key Species

Butterflies: Large Skipper, Small Skipper, Dingy Skipper, Marbled White, Purple Hairstreak. 


Walk leaflet

For further information about the walk, please download our walk leaflet.

Thank you to Bannerdown Transect Walker (GH) who kindly reviewed and updated the details.

Species you may see

Please check the flight times for any species you particularly want to see.  (species pages)


Orange-tip, Peacock, Speckled Wood, Small White, Dingy Skipper

May & June

Small Blue, Common Blue, Brown Argus, Small Copper

July & August

Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Purple Hairstreak


Comma, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral


Head north-east out of Batheaston on the Bannerdown (Roman) Road (road to Colerne).

Access on foot, from Batheaston village, is straight up Fosse Lane.


Limited roadside parking on Bannerdown/Roman Road.

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Public Transport

Details required.


Toilets:  Batheaston carpark, London Road

Useful links

Batheaston Parish Council website

Batheaston Commons website (with an OS map download)

Bannerdown Gallery

These photos have been provided by our members during their visits to Bannerdown

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