Selborne Common

We protect 267 acres of countryside around Selborne. The largest area, Selborne Common, lies on the hill to the west of the village, while the valley meadows and woodlands of the Lythes lie beyond St Marys Church to the east.The Reverend Gilbert White (1720-1793) was a pioneering naturalist. For most of his life, he lived in a house in Selborne called ‘The wakes’. His book - ‘The Natural History of Selborne’ - was published in 1789 and provided an invaluable record of the landscape and its wealth of wildlife , including descriptions of many now rare plants and animals.

  • Currently: Medium-level cloud, 19° C
  • Wednesday: Low-level cloud, 20° C
  • Thursday: Heavy Rain, 15° C