As a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC), West Wickham Common is recognised as a valuable site for wildlife in the urban landscape. The site is a patchwork of ancient woodland, secondary woodland, heathland, acid grassland and scrub.
The numerous ancient oak pollards provide an invaluable habitat for rare insects, bats, fungi and birds which utilise the nooks, cavities and cracks in ageing and decaying wood. Whilst you can see wildlife all year round, West Wickham Common is best visited in late summer and autumn to see the purple mist of heather flowers and the dazzling array of colourful leaves in autumn.
Opening times and fees
Open all year round.
West Wickham Common Croydon Road Bromley BR4 9DS