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Type of Website: Common Park Garden

'Search by village or parish name, or find all common land in a specific county. You can also list types of common land, as well as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Sites of Special Scientif ...
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'Parks and green spaces in the UK are under threat and it is up to all of us to stem this cycle of disappearance and decline. We believe that everyone, irrespective of who they are and where th ...
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'Cudworth Common is a popular park created on the site where the Grimethorpe Colliery once stood. The colliery was made famous by the hugely successful film "Brassed Off" ... The derelict ...
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Category Barnsley

'Walkers can enjoy the miles of interesting pathways that define the parkland. From its high ground, such pathways have splendid viewpoints of Dungannon Town and the surrounding countryside.'


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Category Mid Ulster

Download from the Website PDF copies of two Walks on the Gower Commons: [1] Hardings Down and Ryers Down - - - : [2] Llanmadoc Hill. You can also click on the Map of the Commons for more i ...
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Category Swansea

'An historic woodland fantasy with cliffs, crags, caves, deep woods and a series of extraordinary monuments built over 200 years ago ... Includes intricate pathways, ravines, arches, bridges, tower ...
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Category North Shropshire

Includes a two-mile walking trail organized by Solihull Active.


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Category Solihull

'But Ashtead is more than a nature reserve or museum: it is a place where local people and visitors from further away can enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside just a stone's throw ...
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Category Mole Valley

'Battersea Park is situated in London, just a couple of miles south of Marble Arch, considered by many to be the most interesting of all the London Parks. An inner city park with so much variety, h ...
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Category Wandsworth

'There are approximately 50 parks and 30 countryside sites in Bracknell Forest.'


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Category Bracknell Forest

'Cannon Hill has many different habitats including, lakes, pools and a wonderful collection of trees. It is home to the Midlands Arts Centre (the MAC) and has a Ranger Service, which organ ...
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Category Birmingham

'The Easy Access Trail provides a lovely route around the Park with benches placed at regular intervals ... Why not extend your walk to include Roundcroft Wood, a semi-nat ...
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Category Broxbourne

'Round Pond Woods and Chobham Place Woods are owned and managed by Surrey Heath Borough Council. The Borough have created a path through Chobham Place Woods to improv ...
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Category Surrey Heath

'Almost half of Clapham Common lies within the London Borough of Wandsworth, but the Common has been wholly managed and maintained by Lambeth Council since 1972.'


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Category Wandsworth

'In about 1709 Sir John Vanbrugh built a small villa for himself at Chargate Farm, near Esher. Vanbrugh sold the property in 1711 to his friend and patron, Thomas Pelham-Holles, Earl of Clare. The ...
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Category Elmbridge

The Avon Gorge & Downs Wildlife Project 'run a range of walks, talks and courses throughout the year looking at all aspects of the wildlife and landscape of the Gorge & Downs. Help ...
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Category Bristol

'The park is popular with local walkers and families. There is a bowling green and cricket wicket, both with active clubs keen to welcome new members. Whitefield Cricket Club, situated ...
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Category Knowsley

'There are many paths that cross Crompton Moor. Some paths are desire lines (a path developed as people walk), and there are several public footpaths.'


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Category Oldham

'Northampton Borough Council recognises the historical importance of Delapré Abbey and Delapré Park. The Abbey is something we can all take pride in as a unique building and import ...
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Category Northampton

'Derby Parks have a number of management plans for its designated Local Nature Reserves. These plans set out goals and actions for all partners, such as friends groups and the Derbyshire Wildlife T ...
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Category Derby

'Doddington Place is surrounded by wooded countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the North Downs.' 


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Category Swale

The Elmbridge Commons include: [1] Arbrook Common - - - : [2] Esher Common - - - : [3] Fairmile Common - - - : [4] Oxshott Heath - - - : [5] West End Common. The PDF Esher Commons Map covers all of ...
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Category Elmbridge

The Act 'gives the general public right of access for "air and exercise" on foot over the Downs. Racehorse training activity, however, has priority over all other users before midday each day'.


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Category Epsom & Ewell

'There are six Valley Parks framing the city which are now looked after for people and nature by Devon Wildlife Trust, following their transfer from Exeter City Council to DWT in May 2019 ...
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Category Exeter

'Built in the early 1970's the Park has over 20 acres of open water across four linked lakes: The Balancing Pond; The Envi ...
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Category Stevenage

'In London there are around 700 parks friends groups – groups of volunteers – getting together to protect, improve and bring communities together in their local parks ... We are asking park fri ...
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'Enjoy seasonal highlights, wildlife, history and Instagram views in our garden summer trails: History and Horticulture Garden Trail; Molecatcher Garden Family Trail.'


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'Walks' include: [1] Three mile sight-seeing walk - - - : [2] Hazlitt Wood - - - : [3] One mile walk.


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Category Manchester

'Islington has access to large open spaces in neighbouring London Boroughs. The Islington district of Finsbury Park is next to the southern end of Finsbury Park, in Haringey. The "Green Route" of t ...
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Category Islington

'Kenley Common lies in the North Downs Natural Area and is a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (Metropolitan grade) for its grassland habitats. With its mosaic of chalk, ...
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Category Croydon

'This much loved open space in south London has two parts; the Victorian Grade II listed park and the park extension to the east, created in the 1960's.'


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Category Lambeth

'Knowsley is home to some of the best open spaces on Merseyside. With a variety of formal parks, gardens, woodlands, natural spaces, sports areas and playgrounds, as well as numerous G ...
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Category Knowsley

'Using our guides (produced with help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and English Heritage), you will discover a range of garden squares, small parks, churchyards and community gar ...
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'The Common is regulated and administered by the Mitcham Common Conservators. The London Borough of Merton acts as the Conservators' agent, and as such implement the management po ...
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Category Merton

'Morven was donated to us by Mr A.B. Sanderson in two parts, the first 20 acres in 1928 and the rest of the park - including the house - in 1934. Mr Sanderson's wishes were very clear "that ...
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Category Hertsmere

'It was here at The Oaks that the Earl of Derby and his friends devised the famous Oaks and the Derby horse races run at Epsom each year, which bears the name of the house and the peerage. ...
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Category Sutton

You can spend a whole day at Painshill or there are shorter accessible routes around the Serpentine Lake.'


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Category Elmbridge

'Colour coded direction arrows point the various way-marked routes – these and distances are also indicated on the route sketch. However woodchip surfaces can make for difficult going – even on sco ...
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Category Mid Ulster

'Pittville Park is divided in two by Evesham Road. Most people are familiar with the eastern side of the park, which is overlooked by Pittville Pump Room ... However, to the west of Evesha ...
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Category Cheltenham

'At its centre lies the Dingle, a formal floral masterpiece created by world renowned gardener Percy Thrower - during his 28 years here as our Parks Superintendent. It's a beautif ...
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Category Shrewsbury

'Running the length of RHS Garden Harlow Carr is one of the longest streamside gardens in the country: The Streamside is the jewel of the garden.'


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Category Harrogate

'The gardening team strive to retain the original intimacy and charm of this horticultural gem, while at the same time aiming to restore much of the estate to its former rural glory, includ ...
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Category Chelmsford

'Nestled within encircling woodlands, it's a garden whose varied character reflects the history of the site ... Bisected by the A3124 the garden remains two very distinct areas. On one side is the ...
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Category Torridge

'... The park is a National Nature Reserve, London's largest Site of Special Scientific Interest and a European Special Area of Conservation. It is home to the beautiful Isabella Plantation, Pembro ...
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'Upon opening, Saltwell Park was also called The People's Park and the name is still used locally today. Today, the park is a green lung in the centre of the Metropolitan Borough ...
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Category Gateshead

The Shenley Walks are 'four circular waymarked walks through Shenley Park'. Shenley Park Trust also 'offer a range of tours and activities within the Park, most of which we have be ...
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Category Hertsmere

'In the past the management of the Site has been made difficult by the lack of reliable maps. Much of the site is wooded, and features such as management parcel boundaries, woodland paths and habit ...
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Category Harrow

'Twenty-five years ago, Heligan's historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost under a tangle of weeds. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this ...
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Category West Cornwall

'The landscape comprises areas that are more natural, with a number of woods and grassland, and other areas have been more formally landscaped for recreation or sporting activities. An avenue of oa ...
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Category Wandsworth

'The common includes 25 acres known as "The Scope", an area designed to create an ecologically rich environment. The Nature Study Centre is based here and provides support for ecological a ...
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Category Wandsworth

'The Friends of Waterlow Park is an independent local community group concerned with Park issues. It was formed in 1992 under the auspices of Camden council. FoWP worked with Camden Counci ...
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Category Camden

'An ancient woodland rich in wildlife and history. It is a greatly valued green space for the residents of Connah's Quay, and used by over 200,000 visitors from across the region annually. Its 160 ...
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Category Flintshire

'Over a £1m annually is provided by the City of London to support this 77 acre (31.1 hectare) Green Flag award winning space. The Park provides a pleasant and relaxing environment for over one mill ...
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Category Newham

'The Commons consist of woodland, scrubland, heathland, and mown recreation areas and there are also nine ponds. They are the home to a wide variety of bird, animal and plant life. Being an unfence ...
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