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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 11th February


Monday 11th Februarey at 8.00pm, John Bingham, a very well known local natural history expert, will be speaking to the group at Stourport Sport's Club, on Monday 11th February at 20:00, on "Historical Ecology of the Wyre Forest" 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 .

January work parties


On Sunday 6th January Mel Mallen will lead the conservation work party, meet at 09:30 am prompt at Wilden Top car park.  The task is to remove the burnt scrub along the Heather Trail path, stack it off the path and make it ready for burning/ collection.  From past experience volunteers will know such a task is very black-making - so please do wear very old warm clothes.   

On Thursday 3rd, Thursday 17th, Saturday 19th and Thursday 31st January David Shepherd, WWC Ranger for Hartlebury Common, will lead conservation work parties at 09:30am; hot drinks will be provided. Meet at Wilden Top car park.  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 has 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 (send a self addressed envelope, at least 10" X 7", with a large envelope stamp to, 2 Dewbury Close, Stourport-on-Severn, D13 8TB), or Stourport Library, Bewdley Library, Kidderminster 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/


Litter Picking - Sunday 6th January


We have organised a litter pick on Sunday 6th January and if you would like to help please join us at 9.30am at Wilden Top car park. Tea and biscuits will be available at 11.00am.


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