Get involved, join our meeting at Ham library 



 Ham St, Richmond TW10 7HR, To get here public transport: From Richmond or Kingston; bus 371 to Ashburnham Rd, or bus 65 to Ham Common/Ham gate Avneue and walk along Ham Street towards Ham Library (approx. 5-10mins).


The dates for our meetings during 2019

17 of January, 13 of Mars, 15 of May, 17 of July, 18 of September and 13 of November 


Next meeting is Wednesday the 17 of July

 Arrive for 7.15 and have a cup of tea and social, meeting 7.30-9 pm

To read the agenda click , to read the notes from March meeting click here

We meet every second month to discuss how we can preserve and enhance the natural habitats of Ham Lands, we organise volunteer work projects and guided walks so we can inform about the area so that more people can understand and appreciate this Local Nature Reserve.


To improve habitats for wildlife.
To raise the quality of the whole green space.
To meet and work with other people in your neighbourhood.
There is an issue or concern that needs action.
To work with the Council to improve area, create benefits for all users, engaging the interest for education for both adult and children about nature.
Promote the health benefits of walking in our tranquil area.

Let us know if like to come to the meeting and help out with our projects. 

 All welcome!



Help us improve the butterfly habitat!




Join us every second Saturday in each month 10-12,

With exception of the 8 June, we will be at Ham Common Fair.

We meet at RiversideDrive by the footpath to Teddington Lock.


Conserving butterflies will improve our whole environment for wildlife and enrich the lives of people now and in the future.

To learn more, why its important to help the butterfly click here


We are cutting back encroaching scrub to maintain sheltered open grassland areas and open woodland which are attractive to butterfly’s, and also maintaining some of the small footpaths through the scrub that are in danger of being overgrown. Areas where this is necessary have been identified by local naturalists and the Council’s ecology officer. 

Time:  10– 12.00 (or as long as you can stay)

Are children welcome but need to be accompanied by an adult – please bring their own gloves as we only have adult sized gloves!

If you got gloves, secateurs, saws and gloves please bring them and wear working clothes including strong and water prof footwear. 





Wildflower walk 16 of June 2-4 pm



Meeting at Tesco in Ham, Ashbrunham, TW10 7NR Richmond., at 1.45 pm, walk 2-4pm. 

 Public transport take buss 371 from Richmond or Kingston, buss top Mariners Gardens

 Geoff Hyde and Diane Bridson will be our guides, share there waste knowledge about Ham lands.

 Well-behaved dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a lead.



Nature Safari on Ham Lands




Sunday 30 June between 2-4 pm

We meet at the main entrance to The Young Mariners, on Riverside Drive.

Join us for a walk and learn more about the insects on Ham lands.

We are very lucky to have Paul Cook and John Gard guide us for a nature safari they are local naturalists. They both share a vast knowledge and passion for nature and have studied Ham lands for decades.

The walk is free, but limited space so please book here.

Well-behaved dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a lead.




 Apple walk 29 of September 2-4pm



 Meeting at Tesco in Ham, Ashbrunham, TW10 7NR Richmond 

at 1.45 pm, walk 2-4pm. 

Geoff Hyde and Diane Bridson will be our guides, share there waste knowledge about Ham lands. 

Bring a penknife for sampling the fruits.


Well-behaved dogs are welcome but need to be kept on a lead.





 Location: Ham lands

Frequency: Weekly
Time: 10.30
Meeting and finish point: In front of Tesco Express, 185 Ashburnham Road, Ham, TW10 7NR
Route: A 40 to 60 minute walk crossing the Ham lands towards the river, with a choice of walking up or downstream before returning to the starting point. This is a flat walk with a mix of paved, gravel, earth and grass surfaces.
Grade: 1 and 2 (Beginner to intermediate) - 2 different paced walks take place
Getting there: Bus route 371 (Mariner Gardens stop). Free parking is available on the road.
Toilets: Available at end of walk at Church

For more information please see