Merton

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'We have declared a number of sites in Merton as local nature reserves (LNRs). We work with English Nature to select sites, and tend to focus on land recognised as being of importance for nature conservation interest, with open access for the public and either existing or potential value for environmental education.'

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Merton Council

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Member of the U3A - London (South) Grouping

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Member of the Wellbeing Walks - London (South) Grouping

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Four 'Suggested Walks' around the Common. Within the Map 'click on the place names to find out more about each area'.

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Mitcham Common Conservators

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'Rain or shine the Park always looks inviting and magical especially if you can get here early in the morning before everyone else does. Explore the park to discover the many views of the old buildings that were part of the Hatfeild family's country estate. Many of the buildings are not open to the public as they are tenanted to raise valuable income for the park.'

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National Trust

Size (acreage)1140
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'Wimbledon Common is a large open space in Wimbledon, south-west London, totalling 460 hectares (1,140 acres). There are three named areas: Wimbledon Common, Putney Heath, and Putney Lower Common, which together are managed under the name Wimbledon and Putney Commons. Putney Lower Common is separated from the rest of the Common by about 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) of built-up area of southwest Putney.'

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'Download the trail and use it as you take a guided walk to learn more about the history and heritage of Cricket Green. The audio trail includes recordings of local people who help bring the area to life.'

Distance (miles)3
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'While most visitors to London see Nelson atop his column, a small journey outside central London to the Borough of Merton can provide a more meaningful glimpse into Nelson's life. Here there are a number of locations associated with Admiral Horatio Nelson – including churches, parks and other buildings – including the site of Merton Place – the only home he ever owned – though sadly it is now gone ...'

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Merton Council

Distance (miles)9
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'Wimbledon Common, Richmond Park, and the Thames Path.'

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Saturday Walkers Club

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