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Ancient common on the Greensand Ridge where time comes home to sleep
Limpsfield Common was used by commoners for grazing their animals and collecting stone and firewood. Now, with its extensive network of footpaths and bridleways through patches of open heathland and large areas of woodland, the Common is a perfect place to enjoy the countryside, whether walking, cycling or horseriding. There’s an old Roman road to saunter along too.
Limpsfield Common is also a good spot for family outings and picnics, with open, mainly flat, spaces to run and explore.
There are magnificent beech trees, some around 200 years old, and the woodland is carpeted with bluebells in spring.
Also look out for the partly hidden, recently restored (to its war time condition) Second World War air raid shelter - experience what life was like during an air raid on a guided tour.
Enjoy an exhilarating walk across the common and stimulate your senses – bright green shoots and delicate fluttering leaves. Sunny yellow flowers, snowy blossoms (blackthorn trees are bursting with delicate flowers) and enchanting birdsong.
Don’t forget to return later this season to see our bluebells in Ridlands Grove...
Start your 50 things adventure
An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree or hedge. And our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ will set you on your own adventure here.
Try one or two of our adventures...
- Climb a tree
- Watch the sun wake up
- Build a den
- Balance on a fallen log
- Hunt for creepy bugs
- Track wild animals
- Find your way with a map and compass