Blindley Heath

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26 ha. This site is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), and is the best example of relict damp grassland on Wealden Clay, with several ponds and a stretch of the Ray Brook. The grassland is dominated by tussock grass and there are large areas of scrub. Blindley Heath is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest for the rarity of its grassland communities, although rare and unusual invertebrates also occur.

The open sward also supports one of the best colonies in Surrey of the lesser marsh grasshopper, a typical coastal and fenland species which infrequently occurs inland. The pond also supports particularly good colonies of bogbean, a plant which is now scarce in Surrey.

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