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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 3rd December


Monday 3rd December at 8.00pm, HCLG AGM followed by Charlie Bell from Bishop's Wood, Field Studies Council Centre who will speak on 'The BioLinks Project: supporting invertebrate identification and recording in the West Midlands' at Stourport Sports' Club, cost 3-00. 

 For more information email: HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk





For more information see the Meetings page by clicking

here .

December work parties


On Sunday 2nd December Mel Mallen will lead a conservation work party on Hartlebury Common - meet at 09:30 am promptly please, at the Bog car park - opposite Cook's Nursery. The task is to continue coppicing and stacking trees that have overgrown within Rush Pool, contributing to it drying up this Summer; they will be treated to inhibit regrowth. 


On Thursday 6th, Saturday 15th and Thursday 20th December David Shepherd, WWC Countryside Officer for Hartlebury Common, will lead conservation work parties at 09:30am; hot drinks will be provided. Again meet at the Bog car park to continue the work in and around Rush Pool.  For more information contact David Shepherd 01905 766155.

See work parties page for dates of work parties up to end December, 

Click here





New Leaflet on Hartlebury Common

Hartlebury Common Local Group have just produced a fold-out guide to the Natural History of Hartlebury Common. This new publication was put together by members of HCLG and a number of county recorders. The purpose of the leaflet is to provide a brief history of the common, how it's rare habitat was  formed, and to describe and illustrate some of the wildlife that can be found there. This free guide was funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Tesco Bags of Help. Copies are available from Hartlebury Common Local Group (email HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk), or Stourport Library, Bewdley Library, Kiddermisnter Library and Hartlebury County Museum.  

or you can download a copy by clicking here and here.




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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/138575179547215/