Gillotts Field Henley-on-Thames

Henley-on-Thames Town Council purchased Gillotts Field in the early 1990s for public recreation and has subsequently been registered as a Town Green. In the year 2000, local people planted 2000 native trees and shrubs to mark the Millennium and in 2001, a wildlife hedge was planted along the eastern boundary.

Butterfly transects in recent years have recorded many butterflies and Pyramidal Orchids and Bee Orchids have been seen flowering too! The Greener Henley Wildlife Group helps the Town Council to manage the field and if you would like to help maintain it, please visit their website

What can I do here?

  • Wildlife spotting, including butterflies and wildflowers
  • Join in a wildlife activity or conservation task organised by our Conservation Warden and the Greener Henley Wildlife Group
  • Walk the dog
  • Take a longer walk! Pick up one of the public footpaths in the area to explore a bit further
  • Picnics (no BBQs please)
  • Visit the traditional Slovene Hayrack (Kozolec), generously donated to the town in 2021 by the British-Slovene Society, in recognition of Henley’s friendship twinning with Bled in Slovenia, another important rowing town! (Check timing of installation)

Getting here
If you are arriving by car, parking is available in the roadside layby adjacent to Gillotts Field on Greys Road (RG9 1QY).

Pedestrian access is via a disabled access gate on Greys Road, a second gate located at the junction of Greys Road and Gillotts Lane, and a further gate at the southern corner of the field.