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Epsom Common
 
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Surrey
Natural England
Regional Team:
South East
Year of Declaration: 2001
Declaring Authority: Epsom and Ewell Borough Council
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 191 604
Location: Christ Church Road, Epsom. KT18
Owned by: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Managed by: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
SSSI Type: Biological
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Car: The main access point is the Stew Ponds car park off Christ Church Road (B280)
Train: From Epsom or West Ewell Stations.
Bus: There are regular bus services from Epsom to Christ Church Road.
Visitor facilities: The site won a Green Flag Award.
The paths and tracks on the site are for pedestrians, horse riders and cyclists.
Dogs Welcome, dog waste bins provided.
What to see: Epsom Common Local Nature Reserve is a nationally important wildlife site and is designated as a 'Site of Special Scientific Interest' (SSSI). The Common's status as a SSSI is due to a range of rare insects associated with dead wood and as its importance as breeding bird habitat.
There are many species of trees plants which provide habitats for a range of mammal, bird and insect species. The Common holds many wildlife treasures, such as Common Spotted and Southern Marsh Orchids, Purple Emperor butterflies; the list is long and each time you visit you're sure to see something different. Look out for Roe deer in the meadows and Heron on 'Great Pond'.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Epsom Common Association
www.epsomcommon.org.uk/
Contact
Chairman, Vic Hayden,
Tel 01372 812399
Contacts for further information and how to get involved: Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
Tel: 01372 732000
Email using the online contact form.
Website address and other links: www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk/EEBC/Leisure+and+Culture/Parks+and+countryside/Countryside/Epsom+Common+Local+Nature+Reserve.htm
alternatively try
www.epsom-ewell.gov.uk and search for Epsom common Local Nature Reserve



Last updated 28/03/13
 
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