Brookwood Heath

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Brookwood Heath SSSI is an extensive area of open heathland with views extending as far as the Ash Ranges. Brookwood Heath has been considerably enhanced by extensive scrub clearance which has restored valuable dry heathland habitat. Conservation grazing is carried out annually during the summer months by a variety of animals including goats, cattle and ponies. The open expanse of Ling creates a haze of purple heather flowers during August, as well as providing camouflage for the nightjar, a rare ground nesting bird. Visitors may hear the bird's eerie "churring" call at dusk on summer evenings.


The Heath also has a number of wetland habitats including an open ditch and pond, which enhance the biodiversity of the site by providing habitats for a variety of dragonflies and damselflies which bring colour to the small heathland pond during the summer months. On wetter areas, including parts of the firebreak which runs across the centre of the site, the insectivorous sundew may be found.

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The Heath is next to Brookwood Cemetery, with limited parking available off Chapel Lane, Pirbright

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