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Tandridge Local Nature Reserves

Maps and locations are available on the GOV.UK website or the Surrey Interactive Map.

There are three local nature reserves looked after by Tandridge District Council:

Blindley Heath near Lingfield

A Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and is the best example of relict damp grassland on Wealden Clay, with several ponds and a stretch of the Ray Brook. The grassland is dominated by tussock grass and there are large areas of scrub. The open sward also supports one of the best colonies in Surrey of the lesser marsh grasshopper, a typical coastal and fenland species which infrequently occurs inland. The pond also supports particularly good colonies of bogbean, a plant which is now scarce in Surrey.

Centenary Fields

Contain a wide range of habitats and features in Lingfield. There is a community orchard where a local variety of apple, the Lingfield Forge, is being grown, along with varieties of pear, quince, medlar and walnut. There is also a butterfly garden for blind and partially sighted visitors.

Lingfield Wildlife Area

A community wildlife area set up in 1994 (and declared a Local Nature Reserve in 2002), that has been transformed from two fields by the local community into a variety of habitats. There is an easy access path and tree trail around the site which continues into Centenary Fields. Both this and Centenary Fields are managed by the Lingfield Wildlife Area Management Committee. For more information look at the Lingfield Nature Reserves website.

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