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.
PostcodeCR4 4HN - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Mitcham Common Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Mitcham Common Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
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.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
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.