Pawprint Series: Wimbledon Common


Wimbledon Common

Every time I come up to town, with my faithful four legged friend in tow, we make a point of visiting Wimbledon Common – it is quite simply the most beautiful oasis of calm in the bustle of South London life.  When I lived in London, this was my safety valve and I value it enormously – in every weather.  I admit to missing it too since I moved away, hence my eagerness to stroll through its acreage whenever I come up to town.

Wimbledon Common

Reading through the website, I see that there’s about 1,140 acres of countryside – around 460 hectares – some of which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and Special Area of Conservation (SAC).  Others obviously love Wimbledon as much as we do as on an average weekend, there can be some 10,000 visitors and users of the Commons.

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The term Commons actually covers land…

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