Little Heath Meadow

Region: South East

This open meadow adjoining the oak and birch woodland of Little Heath Common includes hedgerows, scattered trees, ditches and a pond. It is a great place for a peaceful short walk or a longer circular walk extending into the surrounding countryside. The adjoining Chobham Pet Cemetery established in 1932 is well worth a visit for its historical interest.

The Present and the Future

Little Heath Meadow Contact


The site contact for our Little Heath Meadow space is Surrey Wildlife Countryside Team Tel: 01483 910087

This space is managed in partnership with Surrey Wildlife Trust

Visitor Information

Opening Hours

Open access

Car Parking

On street parking on Burr Hill Lane.

Toilets


(click here to find the nearest public toilets)

Café

The Red Lion is open daily (except Monday) from 12pm and is nearby.

Entrance cost

The site is free to use.

Accessibility

The land is generally level throughout, although uneven in places. There are no surfaced paths.

Footpaths

Yes

Dogs

Well controlled dogs are welcome.

Things to do

Walking, bird watching and wildlife spotting.

Conservation, Wildlife, Flora, Fauna

The site is dominated by neutral semi-improved grassland. A network of ditches support Bog pondweed, Round-leaved crows-foot and Water blinks, all uncommon species to Surrey. A small pond and a flood attenuation SuDS provide additional wetland habitat features. The site adjoins Little Heath Common Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI).

Other nearby attractions

Chobham Common National Nature Reserve, Chobham Pet Cemetery, Horsell Common, WWF’s Living Planet Centre.

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Location

Burr Hill Lane , Chobham, Surrey, GU24 8QD

Site size: 2.2 hectares

Events

There are currently no events relating to this space.

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History

This Suitable Alternative Natural Greenspace (SANG) was established in 2019. 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.

Little Heath Meadow was formerly part of a pig farm and then a tree nursery from the 1970s until the 1990s when the business closed. It was subsequently maintained by mowing. Following establishment of the SANG the site is being managed in accordance with a SANG management plan to maintain a peaceful and natural area for people and wildlife.

Development

Current and future management seeks to enhance the biodiversity and recreational value of the site.

Land Trust Contact

To contact the Land Trust about this site or how we could help manage your space please email our Estates and Community Officer (South & West) Marie-Anne Phillips .

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