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West Wickham Common is a ten hectare (26 acre) public open space located in the London Borough of Bromley. It forms part of a larger area of open countryside, within the London green belt, that links London with the wider countryside of Surrey and Kent.

The lower eastern slopes of the site hold a small collection of wonderful ancient oak pollards, harking back to a time when this 'wood pasture' habitat was used by people cutting the trees above head height for timber, to ensure the regrowth was out of reach of browsing animals that grazed below. 

On the brow of the hill, with fantastic views over the surrounding countryside, is an ancient earthworks - still a mystery to archaeologists. You can see the ditch and bank structure of this heritage feature which lies on an area of open heathland.

A surfaced, accessible, circular track provides a perfect route to explore part of the site while longer routes, such as the London LOOP trail, pass through the site and on into the surrounding countryside.

Registered charity no. 232988

You may not realise that West Wickham Common is a Registered Charity. We value every penny of your generous donations to help us protect these green spaces for recreation and health for future generations to enjoy. To contribute, however small, please call us 01372 279 083 or email city.commons@cityoflondon.gov.uk


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