About Hartlebury Common Local Group

Hartlebury Common Local Group was founded in 2006 and takes part in conservation work parties organised by WCC (see Work Parties page for details) in support of its ten year plan to restore the Common to a ‘favourable’ condition. We hold monthly meetings on natural history topics relevant to the common (see Meetings section for details).

Our aims are

  • To promote the conservation of Hartlebury Common Nature Reserve, respecting its status as the largest heathland in Worcestershire, but also recognising its habitat diversity.
  • To raise awareness of the studies and research work through evening talks and outings (field visits)
  • To work in partnership with Worcestershire County Council Countryside Service and liaise with Natural England
  • To undertake practical conservation projects
  • To promote the value of Hartlebury Common to all local people by providing volunteering opportunities, working with schools, organising intergenerational activities and offering opportunities to older people and those with disabilities.

We hope that this website will provide information on the Common and on our Group, enhancing visitors enjoyment and understanding of the area and the special place it holds in the County.

For further information about Hartlebury Common –   location, car parking, walks, etc. you can also access the Worcestershire County Council website from our Links page.