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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 Friends of Barnes Common is a charity that helps manage Barnes Common, Vine Road Park – currently in Consultation for an improvement project, and the Leg o’ Mutton Local Nature Reserve, a site of evocative and unique wetland habitat.

Maintaining a balance with nature in such a pressurised urban environment is an ongoing challenge. It takes time, volunteers, expertise, sensitive conservation management, and funding well in excess of £100,000 each year. If you would like to find out how you can help, please click on the buttons below.

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.

As restrictions lift, we hope you continue to enjoy the wonders of Nature on your doorstep and use your time outdoors to recharge your batteries.

We are so grateful to all our volunteers for their ongoing work, as well as our staff for everything they are doing – not least providing so much more ‘virtual’ insight into our sites via this website. There is so much that is positive, and so much is because of our community.

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 Friends of Barnes Common is a charity that helps manage Barnes Common, Vine Road Recreation Ground, and the Leg o’ Mutton Local Nature Reserve, a site of evocative and unique wetland habitat.

Maintaining a balance with nature in such a pressurised urban environment takes time, volunteers, expertise, sensitive conservation management, and funding well in excess of £100,000 annually. If you would like to find out how you can help, please click on the buttons below.

Mike Hildesley, Chairman

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For all enquiries, please use the form below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Barnes Common: Gold

Vine Road Park:
Silver Gilt

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