This is a joint Friends and MAC website. The MAC has monitored and advised on the Common’s management for almost 30 years. The Friends are working 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 Friends or MAC involvement or approved by Enable’s events team.

All events on the Common must be approved.


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

August 2018

Sunday 12th
Butterfly walk, 11-12.30, led by Bill Downey of Butterfly Conservation


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

Monday 10th
Our first bat walk, led by the London Bat Group. Meet outside Skylark at 7pm

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

October 2018

Sunday 7th
Photography talk and walk, led by Andrew Wilson Naturescope, 2-4.

Sunday 21st

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

November 2018

Sunday 4th
Tree walk, 10.30-12, led by Jessica Stocks, Wandsworth Common tree officer for Enable LC. Meet outside Skylark

Wednesday 14th 
Pub Quiz at the Althorp, 20 Bellevue Road 7pm start, £1 entry

Saturday 17th 
Our first litter pick. Meet at Bellevue Rd bus shelter opposite Good Earth 9.30am

December 2018

Saturday 1st
Tree talk & walk led by Enable LC
To mark National Tree Week
Meet at Naturescope, 1.30-3.30
register here

Saturday 8th

Carols on the Common
2-4 Skylark terrace, followed by
Wandsworth Christmas Tree Festival
4-6.30. The Friends will be sponsoring one of the 35 trees, decorated in our unique way!


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