Friends of Barnes Common

Friends of Barnes Common

Friends of Barnes Common

Welcome to this very special pocket of historic Common land in southwest London.

Covering just 50ha (120 acres), Barnes Common nestles within an urban setting adjacent to one of the most densely populated cities on our planet. Designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI), its varied and valuable habitats include nationally scarce lowland acid grassland, reed-beds, meadows, and secondary woodland.

The charity helps manage a further two sites in SW13: Vine Road Recreation Ground, currently in an initial consultation phase for an improvement project, and the Leg o’ Mutton Local Nature Reserve, a site of evocative and unique wetland habitat.

We are delighted to see so many enjoying these green spaces and appreciate the care so many have taken to help keep them clear of litter and to be mindful of the inevitable wear and tear.

Regular events remain suspended, with essential conservation volunteering and our growing project continuing in accordance with guidelines. Updates can be found here and in our monthly ‘Friends’ newsletter. There is no cost to become a Friend – we hope you will consider joining us!

Mike Hildesley, Chairman
Friends of Barnes Common

Welcome to this very special pocket of historic Common land in southwest London.

Covering just 50ha (120 acres), Barnes Common nestles within an urban setting adjacent to one of the most densely populated cities on our planet. Designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI), its varied and valuable habitats include nationally scarce lowland acid grassland, reed-beds, meadows, and secondary woodland.

The charity helps manage a further two sites in SW13: Vine Road Recreation Ground, currently in an initial consultation phase for an improvement project, and the Leg o’ Mutton Local Nature Reserve, a site of evocative and unique wetland habitat.

We are delighted to see so many enjoying these green spaces and appreciate the care so many have taken to help keep them clear of litter and to be mindful of the inevitable wear and tear.

Regular events remain suspended, with essential conservation volunteering and our growing project continuing in accordance with guidelines. Updates can be found here and in our monthly newsletter received by all ‘Friends’. There is no cost to become a Friend – we hope you will consider joining us!

Mike Hildesley, Chairman
Friends of Barnes Common

Welcome to this special pocket of historic Common land in southwest London.

Covering just 50ha (120 acres), Barnes Common nestles within an urban setting adjacent to one of the most densely populated cities on our planet. Designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI), its varied and valuable habitats include nationally scarce lowland acid grassland, reed-beds, meadows, and secondary woodland.

The charity helps manage a further two sites in SW13: Vine Road Recreation Ground, currently in a consultation phase for an improvement project; and the Leg o’ Mutton Local Nature Reserve, a site of evocative and unique wetland habitat.

Covering just 50ha (120 acres), Barnes Common nestles within an urban setting adjacent to one of the most densely populated cities on our planet. Designated as a Local Nature Reserve (LNR) and Site of Nature Conservation Interest (SNCI), its varied and valuable habitats include nationally scarce lowland acid grassland, reed-beds, meadows, and secondary woodland.

The charity helps manage a further two sites in SW13: Vine Road Recreation Ground, currently in a consultation phase for an improvement project; and the Leg o’ Mutton Local Nature Reserve, a site of evocative and unique wetland habitat.

Regular events remain suspended, with essential conservation volunteering and our growing project continuing in accordance with guidelines. Updates can be found here and in our monthly ‘Friends’ newsletter. There is no cost to become a Friend – we hope you will consider joining us!

Mike Hildesley, Chairman

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