Entrance to CEH's Wallingford site
Front entrance to the Maclean Building

CEH at Wallingford - Chiltern Wing
The Chiltern Wing laboratories

GroDomes at CEH's Wallingford site
GroDomes at Wallingford

Also at Wallingford

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Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford

CEH's headquarters is in Wallingford, in the Thames Valley to the west of London. The research carried out at Wallingford forms part of a CEH-wide Science Programme, covering Biodiversity, Water and Biogeochemistry, supported by the Environmental Information Data Centre.

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane
Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford
Oxfordshire, OX10 8BB
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1491 838800
Fax: +44 (0)1491 692424
Contact points:
By email: General enquiries and Science in Society
Media Enquiries: CEH Press Office
Key staff:
CEH Director: Professor Mark J Bailey, FSB
Director’s PA: Penny Sackett
CEH Director Resource & Operations: Jaqui Dingle
CEH Head of Finance: Geoff Whitaker
CEH Head of People & Skills: Viv Potts
CEH Head of Research & Innovation Services: Dr Nick Wells
CEH Head of Facilities Management:
Keith Rodgers
CEH Head of Computer Services:
Steve Hindmarsh
Senior Facilities Manager: Cecilia Turner














Link to Google Maps.

By road: CEH's Wallingford site is in the village of Crowmarsh Gifford, about 20-30 minutes drive from the following motorway junctions: M4 J8/9, M4 J12 & M40 J6 (from London and the south-east); M4 J13 (from the west/south-west), and M40 J8 (from the midlands/north). From the Crowmarsh Roundabout (junction of the A4130 and A4074), travel west towards Wallingford and then turn right at the mini-roundabout in Crowmarsh Gifford, signed Maclean Building. Express bus services (X39/X40) run twice an hour from central Oxford (journey time 25 minutes) and Reading station (40-45 minutes) to Crowmarsh Gifford.

By rail: The nearest mainline station is Didcot Parkway (six miles). Didcot is about 40 minutes from London Paddington Station. Taxis are available at the station.

By air: London Heathrow airport is about 40 miles / 65 km away. There is a rail-air coach link to Reading station (on the London Paddington to Didcot line) or the Heathrow Express train goes to London Paddington.

Additional organisations

CEH's Wallingford site also hosts offices staffed by the following organisations:

British Geological Survey

IAHS Press

Met Office

Wallingford HydroSolutions