The Commons are hugely important, not only for nature conservation but also for their geology, archaeology and cultural history. They're known for their traditional grazing practices, which continue despite the pressures from modern farming and urban growth.
The National Trust works in collaboration with the Commons Advisory Committee to protect and conserve this special place, so that it can be enjoyed forever, by everyone
The committee not only help to look after the commons but also support the National Trust in thinking long term about how they're managed.
Why not find out more at the next open meeting on Thursday 21 February? Specialist guest speakers will be exploring why the commons are so important and highlighting some of the challenges in managing them. It's taking place at 7pm at theTown Hall in Nailsworth. All welcome.