GPS Cycle and Walking Routes


Mitcham Common

2 miles (3 km)

Explore this large area of common land on this easy circular walk in south London. The common covers 182 hectares (460 acres)and has a number of good footpaths taking you to woodland, grassland, scrub and the pretty Seven Islands pond. The area is good for wildlife spotting. Look out for birds, frogs, toads and dragonflies around the ponds and butterflies near the wildflower meadow. Interesting flora you can see includes Gorse, Hawthorn copse, Cow parsley, St John’s Wort and elderberries. It's a pretty area, particularly around the large pond.
The common is straightforward to access as it is located right next to Mitcham Junction train station and the Beddington Lane Tramlink Stop.
If you would like to continue your walking in the area then you could head to the nearby Morden Hall Park. Here you can enjoy a waterside walk or cycle along the River Wandle in a 125 acre National Trust estate with parkland and gardens.

Mitcham Common Postcode

CR4 4HN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Mitcham Common OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Mitcham Common Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

There are a few nice pubs located next to the common where you can enjoy refreshments after your exercise. The Windmill Inn is a good choice with a firendly atmosphere and a nice beer garden to sit out in. You can find it right next to the common at 40 Commonside with a postcode of CR4 4HA for your sat navs.

The common is a nice place to walk your dog and you will likely see other dog owners on your outing.

The Wandle Trail runs just to the west of the common and is a nice option for continuing your walking in the area. The shared cycling and walking trail runs along the River Wandle with wildlife to look out for on the way.

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby

Photos

Mitcham Common. - geograph.org.uk - 22076

Small piece of common between Walton Way (the houses in the background) and Commonside East.

Mitcham Common - geograph.org.uk - 1219910

Typical of how flat Mitcham Common was, prior to landscaping.

Landscape at Mitcham Common - geograph.org.uk - 1219926

Landscape at Mitcham Common. The view towards Seven Islands Pond, with Mitcham visible in the distance.

Seven Islands Pond, Mitcham Common - geograph.org.uk - 1219943

Seven Islands Pond, Mitcham Common. The view towards Croydon.

Landscape at Mitcham Common - geograph.org.uk - 1219872

Standing on the natural level. The small hills, on either side of the path, are as a result of landfill and subsequent landscaping.

Bidder's Pond at Mitcham Common - geograph.org.uk - 1219883

Bidder's Pond

The Mill House Public House, Mitcham Common - geograph.org.uk - 1219518

The Mill House Public House, Mitcham Common

Green at Mitcham - geograph.org.uk - 1220026

Green at Mitcham

Video

GPS Files

GPX File

Mitcham Common.gpx (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold>Share>Save to Files')

Memory Map Route

Mitcham Common.mmo (On Desktop:Right Click>'Save As. On Ipad/Iphone:Click and hold >Share>Save to Files)