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Poors Allotment

Poors Allotment is a wonderful example of lowland heath and acid grassland. These two habitats support specialist wildlife that is found on very few other habitats, for example, Silver-studded Blue butterflies and Dartford Warblers, both of which breed on site.

Poors Allotment is a wonderful example of lowland heath and acid grassland. These two habitats support specialist wildlife that is found on very few other habitats, for example, Silver-studded Blue butterflies and Dartford Warblers, both of which breed on site.

Spring to Autumn is the best time to visit, starting with the display call and flight of the male Woodlark in February and male Adders coming out of hibernation in February to bask in the sun on a sunny spring day. As we move into March and April butterflies start emerging like the Brimstone and Peacock and the scratchy warble of a Dartford Warbler can be heard.

Deep summer sees the heath full of life right through the day and night, with hobbys swooping low, and as dusk fall Woodcock rode, Nightjars churr and Glow Worms starts to light up path edges. In autumn birds on migration can often be seen passing though Poors Allotment such as Wheatear, but if you're really lucky you may catch glimpse of a Goshawk or Merlin!

Species and habitats

Habitats
Heathland

Nearby nature reserves

Barossa
1 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Pirbright Ranges
3 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Brentmoor Heath (inc. Folly Bog)
3 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
Bracknell Road
Camberley
Surrey
GU15 4BE
Map reference
Su 889 631
Great for...
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Mar - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
76.38 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Protection Areas (SPA)
Access
Disabled access is limited due to the terrain
Walking information
Access off Bracknell Road, Camberley
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Ben Habgood
Tel: 07891 850882
info@surreywt.org.uk