Reigate Heath

Pages in Reigate Heath

  1. 1. You are here: About Reigate Heath
  2. 2. Reigate Heath Management Plan 2011
  3. 3. Minutes of the Reigate Heath Management Steering Group

1. About Reigate Heath

Reigate Heath is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), one of the most important wildlife designations nationally and a Local Nature Reserve (LNR). It is an important example of the lowland heath habitat, including the heather and acid grassland.

The site also has a number of Bronze Age burial mounds (3-5000 years old) which have been designated Scheduled Ancient Monuments.

In the Bronze Age, the Heath was largely clear of trees. Around this time, a cemetery was established on the Heath; the burial mounds (tumuli) are still visible today. 

Reigate Heath's richness, diversity and history enthuse people in a remarkable number of ways. It seems that everyone has their own individual relationship with the Heath.

For some it is simply a place to walk but for many it satisfies a wide range of needs from the practical (walking the dog) to the spiritual ('an oasis of calm'); as important for its peace and tranquillity as for its recreational opportunities; as loved for its rich and varied wildlife as for its testimony to the life history of Reigate.

Location of Reigate Heath

Car park address

Reigate Heath car park, Flanchford Rd, Reigate RH2 8QR.