Greenham common Berkshire - Added to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in South East

I have just added this to the map of places to fly your drone at Drone Scene:

Land owner permission requirements unknown.

Greenham common in west Berkshire, used to be an army base, now a business park with a lot of woodland around it & resemblance of the old base, lots & lots of open space, can be quite busy with public and dog walkers so be mindful, other than that a wide open space with lots to see & walk, TOAL is no problem.

The originator declared that this location was not inside a Flight Restriction Zone at the time of being flown on 13/12/2022. It remains the responsibility of any pilot to check for any changes before flying at the same location.


I was there in 85 when the missiles where there

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My mother worked there for the Americans late mid 60’s, I think around that time.

The gama area was where the missiles where kept the smellies aka the peace woman never ever got near them , if they got in there they would have been shot.

Hi all, new member here.
I noticed on Drone Scene that Greenham Common is indicated as a place to fly. However on the Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust website they clearly say…. PLEASE NOTE: FLYING DRONES OR MODEL AIRCRAFT IS NOT PERMITTED ON GREENHAM AND CROOKHAM COMMONS.
Not sure what jurisdiction they have as it’s common land. Any views?

@D4drone welcome to Grey Arrows.

If you look at the local authority lookup tool on Drone Scene it’ll take you to a FOI result that states:

No one (sic) of our bylaws prohibit Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. The Greenham Act
does not prohibit these UAV’s either.

As a landowner and land manager we would expect the owner to abide by the
CAA regulations



I’ve been doing a bit of digging on this, and it looks like it’s at least not possible between 1st of March and 31st of July, srr , which I guess is for ground bird breeding seasons?

Some discussion in the committee minutes a couple of years ago ( see )

From what I can see of the greenham common act, the commision have the final say here, so while the FoI is technically correct, the limited scope of the questions being asked might make it irrelevant.

Many thanks, yes that makes sense.

@notveryprettyboy she did lol :rofl:

I’ve flown here too @Kirky :grin: