Explore Thursley Common – free, guided walk

5th November 2017, 10:30 - 12:30


Thursley Common’s boggy heathland is considered to be one of the best examples of acidic bog land in the south east of England and at 350 hectares, one of the largest remaining fragments of heathland. It is a national nature reserve and Site of Special Scientific Interest. It provides important habitat for rare woodlarks and Dartford warblers and is also particularly noted for its range of dragonflies and damselflies. Butterflies also thrive on the common, with elusive species including purple emperors and silver-studded blues. The area is also noted for several varieties of carnivorous plants. Rare breed cattle such as belted Galloway are used to graze this wet ground. The cattle will help reduce encroaching scrub and overly dominating rough grasses such as purple moor grass.

The event is free and open to all reasonably fit walkers. This 4 mile walk is very flat and easy, with no stiles. Dogs are welcome on the walk and pub.

Meet us at Moat Car Park, Thursley, GU8 6LW (Grid ref: SU899416) at 10.30am for an 11.00 am prompt start and a 12.30pm finish. We will end the walk with an optional drink/lunch at the Woolpack pub, Elstead.

Booking is essential. Register for this free, guided walk at the bottom of the page. For further details and enquiries, contact or text Chris on 07879841000 to book your place on this event.

Please note that the Surrey Hills Society and its Event partners accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or personal injury during events. Participants are requested to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and take due care and attention. The Society uses members’ photographs on social media and on our website.  If you are not happy to have your photo taken during this event, please notify us in writing prior to the event and make the event organiser aware on the day.

Moat Car Park Thursley GU8 6LW

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