Get involved, join our meeting at Ham library 



Ham St, Richmond TW10 7HR. To get here by 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 January, 13 March, 15 May, 17 July, 18 September and 13 November 


Next meeting is Wednesday the 13 of November

Arrive for 7.15 and have a cup of tea and social, meeting 7.30-9 pm, to read the aganda click here and to read the notes from last meeting click here

2020 meeting, 15 January, 11 March, 13 May ,15 July, 16 September, 18 November



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.
  • To 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.

We meet at Riverside Drive 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 am – 12 noon (or as long as you can stay)

Children are 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 waterproof footwear. 


Nature Safari 

Bugs and Butterflies, June 2019, guide by Paul Cook

When we love something, we want to take care of it

We are very fortunate to have several local naturalist that have studied Ham Lands for decades.

They share the passion for nature at our guided walks, they are very popular. This year we have had six:


  • Looking for signs of spring
  • Dawn chorus
  • Wild flower
  • Bug and Butterflies
  • Apple
  • Bats

We are busy planing walks for next year, if you want help or have any suggestion please contact us by clicking here!








 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