REIGATE HEATH Is a 51 ha SSSI*, LNR* owned by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council. As it name suggests, it is a heathland habitat, but one that has scrubbed up over the years loosing its heathland wildlife & appearance. The site is also important for it's acid grassland, wet alder woodland, and wet flushes (the latter two of which have been drying out).
RACV have worked continuously on the Heath since November 1989 restoring the heathland community by clearing the tree & scrub growth. This is done in accordance with the Management Plan for the site, overseen by a Management Steering Group chaired by the Borough Council. The Friends of Reigate Heath work closely with the Group.
Click here for a pdf of the heath leaflet.
It is a great pride to the Group that during it's involvement with the Heath, the official SSSI status of the site has changed for the better from 'unfavourable declining ' to 'favourable', and the site has been formally designated a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).