This is a joint MAC and Friends website. The MAC has monitored and advised on the Common’s management for almost 30 years. The Friends will work with the MAC and seek to engage the community in the protection, conservation and enhancement of the Common. Together, we aim to foster balance, mutual respect and understanding among all users.

 


A Common is an area of unenclosed, natural open space — often scrubland, grass and trees. Unlike a park, it is safeguarded by Act of Parliament. It is always owned by someone but other people can use it subject to the governing laws.

You and I have a right to roam and do things like picnic, exercise, relax and bird watch but not camp, light fires, barbecues or hold a festival or event or conduct a business without the owner’s permission.

 
 Wandsworth Common Map
 

Wandsworth Common today
 

The Common we see today is a haphazard collection of no fewer than twelve pieces of varying size, some of which are not thought of as Wandsworth Common even by many locals.

Find out more about the geography and history here


Take a look at our map, on sale for just £2 in the Skylark and Toast Rack Cafés, to familiarise yourself with its 177 acres.


Discover some of the areas you can explore around the Common, and their ecology and nature here - grasslands, meadows, acid grassland, woodland, ponds & lakes and the Scope.

 

We’ll keep you up to date here with events and news

Events listed are those with MAC or Friends involvement or approved by Enable’s events team.

All events on the Common must be approved.

Watch for details of Friends events in July and September.

 
 


News stories are added periodically and our Twitter feed @wwcommon is another useful source of information.


August 2018

Sunday 12th
Butterfly walk, e-mail us for details

SEPTEMBER 2018

Sunday 9th
Late Summer Celebration, 10am-4pm. Walks, exercise class tasters, games, art, face painting, bowls - something for all details here

Sunday 16th
Bellevue Road Summer Fair – come and see us at the Friends/MAC stall.
 

October 2018

Sunday 28th
Peter White Bird Walk starting at Wandsworth Common Station, 8.30am.

November 2018

 

 

December 2018

 

 


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