The Commons are an area of calm and tranquility in the midst of the urban sprawls of Wimbledon, Putney and Kingston upon Thames in South West London.
"He does not know Wimbledon Common who is not familiar with its labyrinths of leafy glades, its tangled thickets of wild red rose, bramble, and honeysuckle; who has not often traversed its turfy plateau and had the perfumes of odoriferous herbs borne in upon his senses; who has not pondered over its rusty pebble, and wondered whence they came; tried to acquaint himself with what may be gleaned of local history; First of all, to the Conservators of the Common, to whom we really owe very much, one may appeal for the preservation of the heath in its wild state... one prays earnestly that the Common be not vulgarised... by making this lovely spot ordinary - a kind of level, well-ordered suburban park, for this windswept Common is not ordinary; it stands alone, and is therefore priceless".
- Walter Johnson: Wimbledon Common; its Geology, Antiquities and Natural History, 1912
Windmill Car Park
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The 2013 Birds of Wimbledon Common and Putney Heath Booklet is now available at the Ranger's Office - £4
Casual worker required for outside work, particularly splitting logs. If interested, please contact the Ranger's Office on 020 8788 7655 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
February CONSERVATION UPDATE
Interested in the conservation and maintenance work we do here on the Commons?
Click here to read the February update by our Wildlife and Conservation Officer, Peter Hadane.
This month's report includes an explanation on the Holly clearance work in the woods.
Logs for sale at the Ranger's Office - suitable for nature gardens or burning
(Payment by cash or cheque only)
Minutes from Conservators' meetings
Skylarks on the Plain - Article
New Book on the Commons published
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Wimbledon Common & Putney Heath: A Natural History by Tony Drakeford and Una Sutcliffe Copies available from the Ranger's Office.
PRICE NOW REDUCED TO £5
Can you help with litter-picking?
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Looking for a filming/photography location? Click here or Call Angela on 020 8788 7655 for more details.