Lily Hill Park & Longhill Park

  • Free parking (2m height restriction at Longhill Park)
  • Plenty of bins
  • Benches and picnic tables
  • Accessible surfaced paths
  • Over 4km of walking
  • Green Flag awarded Lily Hill Park:
  • Outdoor catering van Wed-Sun 8am-3pm in GMT & Tues-Sun 8am-4pm in BST
  • Static orienteering course
  • Popular with Pokémon Go fans
  • At Longhill Park:
  • BMX and skate park
  • Play park

Where you’ll find it…

Find a large free car park for Lily Hill Park on Lily Hill Road, Bullbrook in Bracknell, nearest postcode RG12 2RX. Grid reference SU 88752 69466. There’s also a free car park at Longhill Park on Long Hill Road, nearest postcode RG12 9UE. Grid reference SU 89354 69274.

What you’ll find there…

Let yourself be charmed by characterful Lily Hill Park. There’s something new to discover around every corner: children’s play activities carved out of tree trunks, a covered bandstand, a whole tree “balancing beam”, story-telling throne, and not forgetting England’s longest picnic bench, carved from a single piece of wood! There’s even a scented ornamental garden – maintained by Heritage Park Gardeners.

Strolling through woodland, formal gardens and open grassland, keep an eye out for the park’s enormous redwood tree. It’s hard to miss! As well as featuring excellent open spots for dog walking, Lily Hill Park is home to a number of fascinating native and ornamental trees and plants, including common spotted orchids, snowdrops and monkey puzzle trees. And it isn’t just plants that can be found at the park. Birds including tree creepers and goldcrests inhabit this Local Wildlife Site, and if you’re there in the early evening, you may be lucky enough to see one of six species of bat!

Extending your visit, a stone’s throw away is Clinton’s Hill, a small but beautiful woodland. A haven for woodland wildlife and some interesting fungi. Across Lily Hill Road you’ll find Longhill Park, also a Local Wildlife Site with some interesting finds, including Britain’s legless lizard the slow worm. Once a refuse site, Longhill Park has been converted into a lovely open space popular with dog walkers and families. There’s something for everyone here, with a junior and toddler play area, and the largest BMX and skate park in the borough.

For the more adventurous, a circular route links Lily Hill Park, Longhill Park and Clinton’s Hill on a 4km circuit. And over the coming months we hope to bring you updates on a route taking in Whitegrove Copse, Edmund’s Green, Harvest Hill and the Chestnuts. Watch this space.

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