Fictional litter picking rodents may be the thing which Wimbledon Common is best known for, but so far I’ve never seen a womble. What you definitely find is a beautiful piece of common land, with woods, lakes, fantastic walks, and horse riding toffs.
Wimbledon Common is one of my favourite places to visit in South West London. Where as most of the commons in London have now become fairly boring expanses of grass, Wimbledon Common is as close to the countryside as you will get in a metropolis like London.
The Common is the largest area of heathland in London and much of it is protected as a site of special scientific interest. Large parts of it are covered in beautiful woodland and there are several small lakes and ponds.
It is very popular as a place for people to exercise and you will see runners, cyclists, dog walkers and horse riders making use of the space. You will also see the rangers who patrol the Common on horseback which gives it a real rural feel.
Come and enjoy this green treasure, which is there for us all to use.