Rodborough Common

© Jon Hawkins

A large heathland reserve with areas of woodland and grassland. Great for birds, butterflies and reptiles. Managed on behalf of Surrey County Council.



OS Map Reference

SU 934 415
A static map of Rodborough Common

Know before you go

62 hectares

Entry fee

Parking charges apply from 13th August 2018

Parking information

Car park off Portsmouth Road (A3100/A283), near the junction with the A3 at Milford

Walking trails

A self-guided trail leaflet is available to download


Not suitable for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.


Under effective control

When to visit

Opening times

Open at all times

Best time to visit

May to August

About the reserve

Records show Rodborough Common was used for grazing sheep and cattle in the late 19th century, as well as for military exercises during the Second World War.

Today the site is a heathland nature reserve with areas of woodland and acid grassland.

Reptiles such as the common lizard and grass snake can be seen, along with many bird and butterfly species including the Silver-studded blue, which is only found on heathland sites. The reserve is also home to several nationally scare inverterbrates.

Also look out for displays of lesser celandine, bluebells and enchanters nightshade in the woodlands in spring.


Please note that parking charges will apply at Rodborough Common from 13th August 2018

More information

Contact us

Contact number: 01483 795440
Contact email:

Environmental designation

Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB)
Local Nature Reserve (LNR)
Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI)

Location map

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