Exploring heathland


Discover Surrey's wildlife

England's most wooded county, Surrey is impressively diverse and possibly the richest of all land-locked counties in terms of numbers of recorded species.

We have a stunning mixture of landscapes to explore in Surrey, from the beautiful chalk meadows and rolling hills of the North Downs, to the vast heathlands of the Thames Basin and sprawling wetlands in the east of the county.

The sites we manage for wildlife represent some of the best examples of these habitats and are home to nationally and internationally rare animals and plants.

Thundry Meadows

© Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

Find a reserve

We care for wildlife on over 70 sites in Surrey, representing nearly 5% of the county. Choose from our top places to visit, or search for your local reserve.

Sand Lizard

© Vaughn Matthews

Surrey's wildlife

Discover the wildlife and habitats that make Surrey so special and learn more about them, as well as how you can help wildlife at home.

Family birdwatching on heathland

© David Tipling/2020VISION

Seasonal spectacles

From blooming bluebells, to basking reptiles, learn about Surrey's best seasonal wildlife experiences and where to enjoy them.

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Great tit nestlings in nest box

© Zsuzsanna Bird

Wildlife webcams

Watch our wildlife webcam livestreams

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Join us and help protect Surrey's wild places

Your membership will support the Trust's vital conservation work across the county, including habitat restoration, species protection and maintaining our nature reserves.

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