It was delightful to visit Limpsfield Common to catch up with Stephanie Fudge and Mark Dawson from the National Trust. They talked me through the improvements they have recently made to the Common to restore our ancient woodland, protect nature, and make the Common more accessible for those with limited mobility.
Surrey is the most wooded county in England, with about a quarter of our woods classed as ancient woodland. Spending time in the natural world can do wonders for our mental health and wellbeing, and the National Trust, along with the Friends of Limpsfield Common, make sure these benefits can be protected for generations to come. I’m going to be putting members of my Friendship Project in touch with the National Trust to see how we can encourage people to enjoy nature together.