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 Welcome to the website of Hartlebury Common Local Group
Hartlebury Common is situated on the edge of Stourport on Severn and is owned and managed by Worcestershire County Council. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it is one of the few remaining examples of lowland heath in the county. There are many rare plants and animals found on this threatened habitat.
The aim of this website is to provide information about Hartlebury Common Local Group and to help all visitors better understand the common and its wide variety of flora and fauna, and therefore enjoy their visits even more.
If you would like more information about Hartlebury Common (eg location, car parking, walks etc) go to Worcestershire County Council's website by clicking here

Next meeting - Monday 16th April 

On Monday 16th April, at 8.00pm Rosemary Winnall will speak on "Introduction to Insects" at Stourport Sports' Club, Kingsway, Stourport, DY13 8BQ. It is opposite Stourport High School and has good parking facilities.  For more information contact Dr Joy M Rooney  joy_rooney@yahoo.co.ukor 01299 877275.



We have a new section which gives detailed reports on the talks at our meetings. Click here to see the report of Owen Raybould's talk on “Foraging plants for free food”.


If anyone would like to purchase any of Gordon Forrest's books (he gave the last talk on "The wildlife of a local farm") they should go to his facebook page




For more information see the Meetings page by clicking

here or phone Dr Joy Rooney on 01299 877275.

Hartlebury Common Facebook Page 

We have a public Facebook Group that is available to all members and suporters to tell us what they have seen on the Common, hopefully with photos and videos.  To access the group just go to Facebook (you don't have to have a facebook account) and search for Hartlebury Common Local Group.  

March work parties

On Sunday 4th March, Mel Roberts will lead a conservation work party; meet at 09:30 at Wilden Top car park.  The task will be continuing with the scrub removal on the upper level. Hot drinks will be provided.  For more information contact Dr Joy M Rooney,  joy_rooney@yahoo.co.uk or 01299 877275.

On Thursday 1st, Thursday 15th, Saturday 17th and Thursday 29th March, David Shepherd, Ranger of Hartlebury Common, will lead workparties to continue the above task - meet at WILDEN TOP CAR PARK at 09:30 am

See work parties page for dates of work parties up to end March, Click here





NEWS - Big Lottery Fund 


Hartlebury Common Local Group has received £9,400 funding from the Big Lottery Fund for a project called Hartlebury Common - Heathland For All. The aim of the project is to  promote the conservation and value of this historic public green space.  

For more information contact Dr Joy M Rooney  joy_rooney@yahoo.co.ukor 01299 877275.

To read the Press release explaining the project in more detail click here.