Epsom Common

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Epsom Common
Stamford Green pond - geograph.org.uk - 1756891.jpg
Stamford Green Pond
TypeLocal Nature Reserve
LocationEpsom, Surrey
OS gridTQ 191 602
Area177.4 hectares (438 acres)
Managed byEpsom and Ewell Borough Council

Epsom Common is a 177.4-hectare (438-acre) Local Nature Reserve in Epsom in Surrey. It is owned and managed by Epsom and Ewell Borough Council.[1][2] It is part of Epsom and Ashtead Commons, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.[3]

This is a nationally imortant wildlife site due to its breeding birds and to its insects which depend on dead wood. Other fauna include roe deer, herons and purple emperor butterflies, and there are flora such as common spotted and southern marsh orchids.[1]

The Thames Down Link long distance footpath from Kingston upon Thames to Box Hill station runs through the common.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Epsom Common". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Map of Epsom Common". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Designated Sites View: Epsom and Ashtead Commons". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 14 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Thames Down Link" (PDF). Surrey County Council. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 June 2011. Retrieved 6 January 2011.

Coordinates: 51°19′41″N 0°17′31″W / 51.328°N 0.292°W / 51.328; -0.292