Hankley Common

© Surrey Wildlife Trust

Active military training area

Hankley Common is one of several reserves in the Elstead area that together make up some of the finest remaining lowland heath in southern England. Managed on behalf of the MoD.


Thursley Road, Elstead
Nearest postcode: GU8 6LW

OS Map Reference

A static map of Hankley Common

Know before you go

560 hectares

Walking trails




See access information below


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Open year round

Best time to visit

June to September

About the reserve

Hankley Common is an MoD site managed by Surrey Wildlife Trust and often used for military training. It is a great place for a walk or a spot of wildlife watching, with sweeping views of heather and gorse, as well as areas of woodland. It's a popular place to spot heathland birds, invertebrates and basking reptiles.

Accessing Hankley & Elstead Commons

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email: info@surreywt.org.uk

Environmental designation

Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI)
Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)
Special Protection Areas (SPA)

Location map

Active military training area, please respect military training activity.