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1:30pm, Saturday May 18th, 2024

Vine Road Recreation Ground, SW13 0NE

Spring Tree Walk on Barnes Common

Spring Tree Walk on Barnes Common

1:30pm, Saturday May 18th, 2024

Vine Road Recreation Ground, SW13 0NE

A social walk around the Common, exploring the wildlife of this important space with a particular focus on the variety of trees living here.

On our Spring Walk we will explore the spaces and species that make Barnes Common what is it today! Join us to revisit the Common’s trees just as they burst into life again and celebrate the UN Internation Day for Biological Diversity.

We will observe and chat about plants, fungi, animals and history, as we explore different habitats. This walks theme will be Trees and Culture - exploring our longstanding human-nature connections.

This walk will be approx 2km. It is suitable for people of all ages but will be aimed mostly at an adult audience. For younger people please consider our morning Yaffles Club. It covers a mixture of paths, unpaved surfaces, and stairs at Barnes Station which may be challenging with a buggy. There will however be alternative paths which join up with the route at the planned stopping points. We aim to walk as a group around the Common but we will be mindful of people who would prefer to set their own pace.

Sturdy waterproof footwear is recommended and as the event is entirely outdoors, we remind people to dress appropriately for the weather on the day. Bring a bottle of water or hot drink and a snack with you for the stroll.

During the walk we encourage people to take photos of the Common and the wildlife around them and to share them on social media using #barnescommonwalks

The walk will begin at the Vine Road Recreation Ground near the Pavilion.

TICKETS: All proceeds from ticket sales will support our conservation work and future learning events and we would encourage you, if you can, to pay full price. We do not want cost to be a barrier to our activities, as such we have a limited number of discount concession tickets available, please email [email protected] for details.

Children under 16 go free to this event. You do not need to book a ticket for any child who will be coming along.

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Your ticket includes a 50% discount on a drink (hot or cold) at the Vine Road Community Cafe at the Pavilion.

Photo by Andrew Wilson.