Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve is a wonderful bit of ancient woodland with trails.


It's easy to reach Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve, in Berkshire, by train. Simply hop on a train to Thatcham station and then it's just a 3km walk over the canal and the river Kennet by footpaths or local roads.


For more info including facilities and opening times, visit Bowdown Woods Nature Reserve’s website.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:00 - 12:45
Saturday 07:00 - 13:45
Sunday Closed
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Baby changeUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Staff Help notes
Please note part time staff only.
Customer Service notes

Please call our Customer Services Centre on 03457 000 125 (07:00-22:00 every day)

Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
WeekdaysOpen 24 hours
Saturday Open 24 hours
Sunday Open 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorMeteor Parking Ltd
Car parking spaces90
Carpark charges
Three Monthly£163.50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces53
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notes<p>6 Sheffield hoops and 5 key operated secure cycle lockers.Please note cycles can be carried on our trains free of charge.</p>
Step-free accessPart of station
Ramps for train accessUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Accessible taxis are available. Please request staff assistance.

Departures and arrivals from Thatcham

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to BedwynGreat Western Railway16:011On time
to London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway16:032On time
to ReadingGreat Western Railway16:112On time
to NewburyGreat Western Railway16:311On time
to NewburyGreat Western Railway16:561On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway16:001On time
from NewburyGreat Western Railway16:032On time
from BedwynGreat Western Railway16:112On time
from ReadingGreat Western Railway16:311On time
from London PaddingtonGreat Western Railway16:551On time

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