Holmwood Common

Ancient common once owned by King Harold and William the Conqueror

See what you can get up to

Holmwood Common


two children playing at the Devil's Punch Bowl

What are commons? 

Commons today are valued for their protection of wildlife and ecology, where people are welcome visitors but the natural world takes priority. However, these sites survive in an unspoiled state thanks to a fascinating and often contentious human history of community identity, local memory and the rights of common people.

Junker 88 bomber

Second World War German plane shot down over Holmwood Common  

Learn about this dramatic incident from the Second World War that took place on Holmwood Common

Holmwood Common

What's on

Upcoming events

Spring trail at Holmwood Common

Sat 31 Mar 2018
Come join our spring trail around Holmwood Common, starting outside St John's church, North Holmwood
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Get involved

Volunteers having lunch outdoors

Volunteer with us 

If you’ve some time to spare then why not join our friendly volunteer group?

Holmwood Common circular trail sign

Find out about the Friends of Holmwood Common 

The Friends of Holmwood Common are people with close links with the Common and play an important role in helping us look after it.

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Our work

Pussy willlow on Holmwood Common Surrey

What’s happening on Holmwood Common? 

Our birds are all a-twitter and new, lush shoots are appearing on the Common. Work is continuing at Fourwents Pond – catch up with Ranger Rob’s news...