Beddington Farmlands: A premier urban nature
reserve for the Wandle Valley Regional Park
Beddington Farmlands is a 161 hectare (400 acre) site in the coreland of the wider Wandle Valley Regional Park. Together with the adjacent green spaces of Beddington Park and Mitcham Common, Beddington Farmlands forms one of the largest contiguous green spaces in south London.
Beddington Farmlands is an important area for wildlife and is classified a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation and Metropolitan Open Land (equivalent of Green Belt within an urban area). The site is being restored into a mosaic of important habitats for wildlife ahead of the development of a flagship nature reserve for people and nature.
“The ‘sleeping giant’ of London’s natural history world”
David Lindo, BBC broadcaster, writer and public speaker
Waste management company Viridor have applied to build an incinerator on part of the farmlands agreed to be designated a nature reserve as mitigation for land-filling on the site. The Stop the Incinerator campaign is fighting to stop the incinerator from being built. More »
The wildlife of Beddington Farmlands is in shocking decline as a direct result of Viridor failing to carry out legal binding restoration works. Please sign the Wandle Valley Forum petition calling on Sutton Council to enforce the planning conditions and deliver the nature reserve. Sign the petition »
Formed in 1992, the Beddington Farm Bird Group monitors breeding and wintering bird populations and migration at the farmlands, and carries out habitat management and restoration. Key-holder membership includes site access, member-only events, and an annual wildlife report. More »