Surrey Wildlife Trust manages more than 80 sites covering over 8000 hectares of land across the county.

The nature reserves and open spaces under our care showcase a wide range of habitats including ancient woodland, heathland, species rich grassland and wetland.

Our key land management partners include Surrey County Council, Mole Valley District Council and the Ministry of Defence. 

These sites require careful management and a range of land management techniques to ensure that the wildlife interest and public access are maintained and, wherever possible, enhanced.

Work on the ground is overseen by SWT’s land management team working extensively with volunteers, as well as specialist contractors. We maximise external grant funding and, where appropriate, facilitate commercial activities to ensure these special places are protected for the long term.  

Conservation Grazing

Grazing is a vital management method in helping the Trust look after our protected landscapes.

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Heathland Management

The county has over 3,500 hectares of this internationally important natural resource and the Trust cares for 64% of it.

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Sustainable Woodlands

Surrey is the most wooded county in England, with over 12,000 hectares of ancient woodland.

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School of Veterinary Medicine Partnership

Surrey Wildlife Trust’s farming activities have created the opportunity for a new partnership between the University of Surrey and the Trust.

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