Blackheath Common

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Not to be confused with Blackheath, London.

Blackheath Common is an area of 250 acres (1.0 km2) of heathland in Surrey, England, near the village of Albury in the borough of Waverley. It is part of the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and much of the common is a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest. It is frequented by many walkers and cyclists.

As of 2006 the common is currently being examined for use as a possible oil and gas field by a Malaysian run energy company, Star Energy. There is a degree of local opposition towards these proposals, organised by the Save Blackheath Common campaign.


Coordinates: 51°12′15″N 0°30′51″W / 51.20417°N 0.51417°W / 51.20417; -0.51417