Wimbledon Common is a huge area
of open heath and woodland, stretching for more than two miles,
it is criss-crossed by paths and horse tracks.
In the north-east corner is
a windmill dating from 1817. Baden-Powell wrote part
of 'Scouting for Boys' while living at the windmill
in 1908, which is now a small museum
on windmills. Its tearoom is open all year.
The Wimbledon Society's Museum
at The Village Club, Ridgeway, 26 Lingfield Road has an exhibition
relating to the history of the area.
But we think Wimbledon Common
is best known for its famous litter-collecting Wombles!