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.

As we face winter, and the latest Covid restrictions, we hope you will still find solace in the wonders of Nature on your doorstep, and are able to use your time outdoors to recharge your batteries.

Although many of our activities are suspended, we thank 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, I know that we will emerge all the stronger.

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 we face winter, and the latest Covid restrictions, we hope you will still find solace in the wonders of Nature on your doorstep and use your time outdoors to recharge your batteries.

Although many of our activities are suspended, we thank 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, I know that we will emerge all the stronger.

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.

As we face winter, and the latest Covid restrictions, we hope you are able to recharge and enjoy the wonders of Nature.  

Although many of our activities are suspended, we thank 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, I know that we will emerge all the stronger.

Mike Hildesley, Chairman

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