Horsley Meadows

Region: South East

This countryside green space is being created on former arable farmland in 2020. Scattered mature Oak trees, boundary hedgerows, ditches and a short section of stream were enhanced to provide exciting new wildlife habitats. The site creation works included a new car park, pathways, information boards and benches for visitors.

Location

Long Reach, West Horsley, Surrey, KT24 6NB

Site size: 25 hectares

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Open via Public Rights of Way only. (Full access is planned for 2020)

Car Parking

A car park is planned for 2020.

Toilets


(click here to find the nearest public toilets)

Café

The Barley Mow, West Horsley is open daily from 12pm and is nearby.

Entrance cost

The site is free to use.

Accessibility

The land is generally level throughout. There are no surfaced paths.

Dogs

Well controlled dogs are welcome.

Things to do

Walking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.

Conservation, Wildlife, Flora, Fauna

In addition to grassland habitats the site includes scattered mature oak trees, a stream and sections of of hedgerows with scrub oak, ash, dog rose, gorse, hawthorn, blackthorn, willow and English elm. Important bird sightings include skylark, red kite and green woodpecker.

Other nearby attractions

Hatchlands Park (NT), Clandon Wood, Painshill, West Horsley Place

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Horsley Meadows Contact


The site contact for our Horsley Meadows space is Edward Knowles Tel: 07392277583

This space is managed by the Land Trust.

History

This Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) was established in 2020. The purpose of this and other local SANGs is to avoid increased recreational pressure on the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) from new residential development by providing alternative recreation areas that offer a similar experience to the SPA.

The land was formerly agricultural fields that came out of arable production in 2016. Following establishment of the SANG the site is being managed in accordance with a SANG management plan, for the benefit of people and wildlife.

Development

Management by the Land Trust will seek to enhance the biodiversity and recreational value of the new site for wildlife and visitors.

Land Trust Contact

To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates Manager Steve Crosby .

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