English: Wash Common is situated at the far western end of a plateau of sand and gravel which forms part of the Bagshot Formation. The platau runs on an east-west axis, and its top originally consisted of boggy heath known as the Newbury Wash . The slope is steepest on the Western side, and to the north it overlooks the Kennet Valley, factors in the First Battle of Newbury. Towards the north west the main road climbs up a gentle incline from Newbury, and continues in a South Easterly direction down a rather steeper slope ( once called Trundle Hill , a name no longer used) towards Andover. The level plateau on which it is situated continues for several miles to the east of Wash Common, and a mile to the east can be found the site of the former RAF Greenham Common.
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