Clare Balding © FRP

Help us protect the Park’s vulnerable breeding Skylarks

Last year, together with the Royal Parks, we launched a multi-media and signage campaign to help protect the Park’s Skylarks who start breeding in March. As a result, their numbers held up well despite the huge numbers of visitors to the Park during the height of the Pandemic.

From today, Park visitors will see signs and some fencing in three key breeding territories and visitors are asked to please:

  • Keep to main footpaths only
  • Keep dogs on short leads

The three areas are: Crown Field, opposite Roehampton Gate car park (beyond Beverley Brook) just south of the playing fields; Lawn Field, between Lower Pen Pond and White Lodge (Royal Ballet School); and The Bog, between Holly Lodge and Bog and Sheen Gates. There will be police and Volunteer Rangers visiting these areas to observe compliance and answer any questions.

Our video with Clare Balding has been edited and re-released.  In the film, Clare asks visitors: “Please keep your dogs on leads, stick to the main footpaths and respect the wildlife – it’s their Park”