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. Please see our document Reigate Heath Information Board for a graphical representation:
Please note: we know that some of these files might not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
Therefore if you need a file in an accessible format, please contact us. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. We will then contact you about the next step.
Telephone: 01737 276 000
Reigate & Banstead Borough Council
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.
Minutes of the Reigate Heath Management Steering Group
- Reigate Heath Steering Group minutes 22 December 2021 (PDF)
- Reigate Heath Steering Group minutes 14 September 2021 (PDF)
- Reigate Heath Steering Group minutes, 3 March 2021 (PDF)
- Reigate Heath Steering Group minutes, 15 January 2020 (Word)
- Reigate Heath Steering Group minutes, 10 September 2019 (Word)
- Reigate Heath Steering Group minutes, 9 January 2019 (Word)
Reigate Heath Management Plan
Reigate Heath Management Plan - updated 2011 (PDF) - please note that the maps are listed separately below to reduce the file size