Surrey County Council reserve car parks are currently open

Visiting nature reserves during the pandemic

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© Jon Hawkins

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.

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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

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Seasonal spectacles

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

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Badger tracks

© Philip Precey

How to identify...

Learn to identify a range of species, tracks and signs.

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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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