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  • Lakes, ponds and other water features
  • Woodland
  • Nature conservation interest


Anyone aged 12 years or over must have a rod fishing licence to fish with a rod and line for salmon, trout, freshwater fish, smelt or eel. This is regularly enforced by police officers and the Environment Agency.

It is also requested that you follow good fishing practice, this includes the following:

  • Taking away your litter, line, hooks and bait
  • Micro-barb and barbless hooks only
  • Fishing to take place from the main footpath only
  • No fishing from the nature reserve adjacent to Joseph Hood Recreation Ground
  • All fish to be returned to the water alive and unharmed
  • No fires/barbecues
  • No alcohol
  • No stocking of the lake
  • No keep nets
  • No night fishing
  • No parking on Cannon Hill Common

The nearest toilet and parking facilities are in Joseph Hood Recreation Ground, Martin Way, Morden.

Opening hours

This park is not locked at night but we advise you not to use the park between dusk and dawn.


Cannon Hill is located between the town centres Raynes Park and Morden in the ward of Cannon Hill in the south western corner of Merton. The Common is accessible from Parkway, Heath Drive and Cannon Hill Lane.

The Common can be accessed on foot from Whatley Avenue, Cannon Hill Lane, Southway, Parkway and Heath Drive. Walkers can also get onto the Common via walkways from King George's Playing Fields, Joseph Hood Recreation Ground, across the meadow from Parkway and along the grassed area adjacent to the roads.

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London Parks & Gardens Trust - Cannon Hill Common


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Contact us

Leisure and Culture Services
8th Floor
Merton Civic Centre
London Road
Telephone: 020 8545 3678 or 020 8545 3930
Fax: 020 8545 3237
Email: leisure@merton.gov.uk