Borough Insight

The cattle are lowing

In 1935 we purchased Epsom Common and it remains in our ownership today. In the 1950s the Common was designated as a Site of Special Scientific interest (SSSI) and in 2001 it was also designated a local nature reserve.

CattleThe Common has a range of distinctive habitats with mature ancient Oak woods, developing Birch and Oak woods, Hawthorn and Blackthorn Scrub, grazed open pasture woodland, remnant Heath and a wetland habitats including large ponds and fen areas.

We manage the Common to allow good public access, whilst at the same time maintaining and improving its ecological diversity.

Each summer we host a herd of cattle; this years herd arrived last week.

These help control and manage scrub encroachment to naturally keep the open aspect of the common and prevent it becoming a dense wood.

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