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Ash Ranges

An extensive area of open dry heathland owned by the MoD.

This reserve is an extensive area of open dry heathland owned by the MoD.

It is a haven for numerous rare plants, invertebrate and reptile species such as sundews and green tiger beetles.

Ash Ranges is also home to the rare heath tiger beetle which is only found in Surrey and Dorset. Heath Tiger Beetles require a dry heathland mosaic of bare sand, short heather and patches of taller heather and scrub for food and shelter.


Access is only permissible when red flags are not flying

Details on accessing Ash Ranges can be found here

Species and habitats


Nearby nature reserves

Burner's Heath & Swallows Pond
1 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Littlefield Common
2 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Broadstreet, Backside & Rydes Commons
3 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Aldershot road
Map reference
SU 934 538
Great for...
stunning views
Best time to visit
May - Sep
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1392.00 hectares
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Protection Areas (SPA)
Walking information
Access only when red flags are not flying
Access on foot via Henley Park Range (from Pirbright come down the A324 past the Royal Oak Pub. After 1 mile look out for a red and white sign to Henley Park Range. Turn Right and go along track to the end)
Dogs allowed
Grazing animals
Reserve manager
Jo Saunders
Tel: 01483 795440