Heath Week 2020
Celebrate our beautiful heathland wildlife with virtual tours, species guides and activity ideas from our friends at the Thames Basin Heaths Partnership.
From the ravishing bright pink of bell heather and delicate carnivorous sundew, to rare reptiles like the smooth snake and unique birds such as the nocturnal nightjar, Surrey heathlands are a haven for weird and wonderful wildlife.
What is lowland heath?
Virtual tours, species spotlights and more
Introduction to heathlands video
Virtual heathland tours
Species spotlight videos
More family heathland craft activities
Make your own adder
Adder craft instructions
Heather identification video
Visit a heathland
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All about heather
Look for large swathes of heather on Surrey's heaths in late summer and early autumn. Its delicate, loosely arranged pink flowers attract all kinds of nectar-loving insects.