Ashtead Common

Oak Processionary Moth

Forestry Commission surveyors discovered five nests of Oak Processionary Moth caterpillars on oak trees on the Common which contractors later removed. The caterpillars produce irritant hairs that can cause itching

Oak Processionary Moth

skin rashes and other symptoms in people and animals. If you saw any of the nests before they were removed please contact our office and tell us exactly where there were. If you see a nest please report it to us and/or the Forestry Commission.

If the Ranger Team can be of assistance please contact Mr Shaun Waddell, Senior Ranger, Ashtead Common


We publish here the regular update from Ashtead Common - "What's New? - Ashtead Common". Follow this link to view the pdf document.

What's new on Ashtead Common?

See also the Ashtead Common web pages

The Coal Posts on Ashtead Common

Have you ever wondered what the Coal Posts were for on Ashtead Common and in the surrounding area? Well Nick Winfield of the Epsom and Ewell History Explorer as written an article on their history and purpose. Follw this link to read this article.