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Bagmoor Common

A heathland reserve containing white admiral and purple hairstreak butterflies.

Bagmoor Common is situated on Folkstone Beds (Lower Greensand Series) and is typical of the heathland found in south-west Surrey. It was at one time open heath but has now reverted to birch woodland, which Surrey Wildlife Trust is gradually clearing through a programme of tree-felling.

Woodland butterflies, notably white admiral and purple hairstreak, are a feature of this reserve. Woodpeckers and tits, including willow tit, are present and roe deer are occasionally seen. The stream on the southern boundary is inhabited by both British species of 'agrion' dragonfly.

Species and habitats

Habitats
Heathland

Nearby nature reserves

Rodborough Common
1 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Hankley & Elstead Group of Commons
2 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust
Thundry Meadows
2 miles - Surrey Wildlife Trust

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Reserve information

Location
West of Milford
Elstead
Surrey
GU8 6LA
Map reference
SU 926 423
Great for...
birdwatching
Best time to visit
Jun - Sep
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Opening Times
Open at all times
Size
13.76 hectares
Status
Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Protection Areas (SPA)
Walking information
Access by footpath form A3 through Borough Farm or opposite Blacklands Farm on B3001
Dogs
Dogs allowed
Reserve manager
Tel: 01483 795440
info@surreywt.org.uk