Biodiversity records 2016


Help us create a Reigate Heath species list on this website!

Please share your wildlife observations and sightings with us (including date and location).

[Thanks to Phil Gates for his Green Tiger Beetle, Small Copper on Ling and Long-tailed Tit images ]

Tweet photos and sightings using our link @reigateheath 

Email records to

Use our Facebook page Friends of Reigate Heath.

Every record has value!

(We are in particular short of butterfly and bird records.)






2016 Guided Nature Walks by RBBC Ranger


Hot off the press!

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s Countryside Ranger Hannah Roughley has put together an appetising range of guided walks and events around the Borough exploring the diversity of wildlife and beautiful nature we have on our doorsteps.

Click here for a link to the 2016 RBBC Guided Walks Programme

Two dates for the diary on Reigate Heath:

SATURDAY (not Sunday, as printed) 18 June 2.30pm-3.30pm

Reigate Heath: its Ecology and Management*


Lowland Heath is one of the most threatened habitats in the world. Come and admire the heather at its best and find out why lowland heath is so important to the wildlife of this country.

Meeting point: Flanchford Road car park, Reigate, RH2 8AB

Contact: Hannah Roughley, Countryside Ranger on 07814 718123

or email


Sunday 25 September 10am-12pm

Fungal foray on Reigate Heath

Have you ever wondered what an Amethyst Deceiver is? Or a Greasy Bracket? Come and learn all about the weird and wonderful world of fungi on Reigate Heath with Dick Adler from the West Weald Fungi Group and the Countryside Team.

Meeting point: Flanchford Road car park, Reigate, RH2 8AB

Contact: Hannah Roughley, Countryside Ranger on 07814 718123

or email


[* Image credits:

Thanks to Jeremy Early  for the image of a bee on heather. He is not only an extraordinary photographer, but also a renowned local expert on hymenoptera who has contributed to our knowledge of rare bees and wasps on the Heath.

and thanks to Phil Gates for the use of his Green Tiger Beetle photo. Check out his website for captivating images and information on our wildlife, plants and countryside. ]

Reigate Heath User Survey 2016

A new Management Plan for the Heath is due next year and as part of the preparatory review, the Council are keen for ALL visitors to the Heath to take part in this online survey to share their experiences and comments. view_triangle&hill

So, please do take part!  

The Council has a legal obligation to care for Reigate Heath primarily as a nationally-important nature reserve and archaeological site and this is being reviewed in liaison with Surrey Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Historic England.

Please click here to access the survey.

The survey should take between 3 and 10 minutes to complete and will close at midnight on Friday 22nd April 2016.

If you have any questions about this survey, please contact

Whether you visit the Heath to enjoy the wildlife, walk your dog or perhaps live near it, please do have your say and let others know about it too. The Council would like to have a good representation from all user groups.