This is a joint Friends/MAC website. The Management Advisory Committee has advised the Council on the Common’s management for over 30 years. The Friends are working with the MAC to engage the community in the protection, conservation and enhancement of the Common. Together, we aim to foster balanced use, 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.

 

Keep up to date here with events and news

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

All events on the Common must be approved. An ‘event’ is defined as a gathering of 50 people or more OR one that involves infrastructure such as a gazebo

 
 


News stories are added periodically while our Twitter and Instagram feed @wwcommon is a useful source of more up-to-the-minute information.


SEPTEMBER 2018

Sunday 9th
Late Summer Celebration.
Walks, exercise, art, bowls - details here

Monday 10th
Our 1st bat walk by the London Bat Group

Sunday 16th
Bellevue Road Summer Fair 

October 2018

Sunday 7th
Photography talk & walk by Andrew Wilson

November 2018

Sunday 4th
Tree walk by Jessica Stocks, Wandsworth Common tree officer for Enable LC

Wednesday 14th 
Pub Quiz, the Althorp, 20 Bellevue Road

Saturday 17th 
Our first litter pick 9.30am

DECEMBER 2018

Saturday 1st
Tree talk/walk led by Enable LC
to mark National Tree Week

Saturday 8th
Carols on the Common
& Wandsworth Christmas Tree Festival

JANUARY 2019

Tuesday 1st
New Year's Day 10,000 step walk

Wednesday 23rd
Wandsworth Common Heritage group

Saturday 26th
Litter pick, 9.30-11.30am

Sunday 27th
Big Garden Birdwatch on the Common

FEBRUARY 2019

Thursday 14th
Love your Common, a talk to the Wandsworth Society by your co-chairs

Saturday 16th
Floral Watercolour Workshop

Saturday 23rd

Litter pick 9.30-11.30am

MARCH 2019

Sunday 10th
Tree walk

Wednesday 20th
Heritage group meeting

Monday 25th
rescheduled tree walk 5pm

APRIL 2019

Monday 1st
Butterfly talk by Simon Saville, 6.30pm
Learn how to find & identify the 28 species of butterfly on the Common

Saturday 6th
Litter pick 9.30-11.30, Skylark

Sunday 14th
History walk by Charles Walton, 10.30am

Thursday 25th
London Bat Group bat walk, 8pm

Sunday 28th
Bowls tuition & friendly match with the Bolingbroke Bowls Club

MAY 2019

Thursday 2nd
Bird talk by Nick Rutter, 7pm

Friday 10th
Friends 1st birthday party & AGM
County Arms, from 6.30pm

Wednesday 22nd
The Common’s bee population, 7pm

Saturday 25th
Centenary Bowls Match, part of Wandsworth Heritage Fortnight, 2.30pm

JUNE 2019

Saturday 8th
Craig telescope talk & walk
by Greg Smye-Rumsby
The Althorp, Bellevue Road, 10.30am

Wednesday 26th

Tree walk, 5pm

Sunday 30th
More walk than talk - first of a series of longer distance local walks

For details of all events, please email us

 


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