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Oct 12 2012

Guided Walks of Stanmore Common – October/November 2012

Harrow Nature Conservation Forum are arranging a number of guided walks around Stanmore Common in October and November, both before and after the major landscaping works that are planned to take place there.

The walks will focus on the Bluebell Heath, the findings of the recent surveys, rare fungi groups, and birds in their natural habitat.

Stanmore Common is the open space in Harrow with the greatest sense of wildness. Visitors feel that they could get lost in the network of winding paths. This sense of remoteness is valued by many visitors but discourages others. In contrast to the other open spaces in Harrow’s Green Belt, which look out over urban Harrow and central London towards the North Downs, views in Stanmore Common are northeast over open land albeit cut by the M1 motorway. The soil grades from London Clay in the lowest, northeast sections through Claygate Beds to the quickly draining Stanmore Gravels on the north, west and south. Stanmore Common contains good examples of three habitat types and their associated fauna.

The walks take place on October 13, 2012, November 24, 2012 and January 12, 2013.

For more details, you can find their website here, which lists contact names and numbers for these events.

 

 

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