Putney Lower Common

Located approximately ½ mile west of Putney town centre, Putney Lower Common is separated from the main body of the Commons by a distance of just over a mile.

The main part of the Common is bounded to the east by a new school and apartments and then merges seamlessly into Barnes Common to the west. The area’s broad grass meadows and cricket pitch have managed to retain a village green character which is very much in contrast to many other parts of the Commons.

The area lies on London Clay and during the spring the meadows are adorned with cow parsley. To the north is a riverside walk that leads out onto the Thames Towpath.

To reach Putney Lower Common from Roehampton the shortest way is via Putney Park Lane, an unmade thoroughfare starting at the northern edge of Putney Heath.

Getting Here


Putney Lower Common is in South West London on the Lower Richmond Road between Barnes and Putney, next to Barnes Common and sitting in between the cemetery and the school. There are no designated parking facilities for the Common, although there is parking nearby.

By Bus

22 from Piccadilly Circus to Putney Common

265 from Tolworth to Putney Bridge, alight at the "Putney Common" stop

485 from Richmond to Wandsworth, alight at "Commondale"

By Train

Nearest stations are:

Putney Station – South West Trains or Putney Bridge District Line Underground Station.


Putney Lower Common Orchard

A new orchard has been created on Putney Lower Common over winter 2023. Twelve new fruit trees of different varieties have been planted as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy and will serve as a lasting tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s extraordinary service. The Orchard on Putney Lower Common will be added to the Queens Green Canopy digital map.

The idea to take part in the tree planting initiative was suggested by members of the local community and from there it grew into an orchard. The orchard has been fundraised for by visitors and neighbours of the Common, including residents of the Henry Chester building and congregation members from the Parish of Putney. Thank you so much to everyone who has made a donation - we are so grateful for your support for this special project.

Three cherry trees, three pear trees and six apple trees form the orchard and the trees have been carefully chosen so that they establish and then thrive in the soil conditions. Beautiful in blossom, the orchard will bring colour in spring and autumn alongside food and habitat for wildlife.

If you’d like to make a contribution to their future care please visit our JustGiving page via the link below or contact Maggie in the Rangers Office - maggie@wpcc.org.uk