Environment

With some 40 hectares of grassland Croxley Green Common Moor provides a diverse and rich habitat for plants and animals. Situated in the flood plain of the River Gade, access is gained either from Mill Lane (Public Footpath No.17) to the north or from Moor Lane Crossing off Old's Approach, Tolpits Lane to the south.

The Moor is a Site of Special Scientific Interest and designated a Local Nature Reserve. Historically, the area had been extensively grazed and it is this, together with flood plain activity from the river that has led to the vast variety of of plant life seen today. Grazing continues even to this day with some 30 cows being allowed onto the Moor for a number of months during the summer (June to October).

There is both dry grassland and marshland with probably more than some 130 different types of plants - harebell, yarrow, meadow buttercup, knapweed can all be found on the dry grassland area. On the marshland there's yellow iris, purple loosestrife, marsh marigold, watermint and water crowfoot to name but some of the plantlife to be found.

The Moor also hosts a wide variety of birds and insects.

The Moor is mainly managed by volunteers, 'The Friends of Croxley Common Moor' who regularly meet up at 10.00am on the second Sunday of each month (except August) to remove scrub, ragwort and litter.

Below are further details of some of the other activities happening on the Moor during the year:

Byelaws regarding the flying of model aircraft

Download Common Moor Byelaws (108kb)

Walks & Volunteer Days 2016/17

Download Walks & Volunteer Days (961kb)

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