Reigate Heath

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Coordinates: 51°14′13″N 0°13′52″W / 51.237°N 0.231°W / 51.237; -0.231

Reigate Heath
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Reigate Heath - geograph.org.uk - 632959.jpg
Area of SearchSurrey
Grid referenceTQ 236 501[1]
InterestBiological
Area61.7 hectares (152 acres)[1]
Notification1986[1]
Location mapMagic Map

Reigate Heath is a 61.7-hectare (152-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Reigate in Surrey.[1][2] An area of 51.6 hectares (128 acres) is also a Local Nature Reserve.[3][4] Seven bowl barrows dating to the Bronze Age are designated Scheduled Monuments.[5]

Most of the site is heath and acidic grassland, with some areas of woodland and marshy meadow. One part is a golf course. The heath is mainly ling, bell heather and wavy hair-grass. Marshy meadows have Yorkshire fog, sharp-flowered rush, meadowsweet, wild angelica and marsh marigold.[6]

There is public access to most of the site apart from the golf course.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Designated Sites View: Reigate Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Map of Reigate Heath". Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Reigate Heath". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 16 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Map of Reigate Heath". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 16 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Scheduled Monuments in Surrey". Ancient Monuments. Retrieved 16 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Reigate Heat citation" (PDF). Sites of Special Scientific Interest. Natural England. Retrieved 16 November 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)