Blackheath Common

 

Blackheath Common covers 250 acres of lowland heathland. It consists of dry lowland heathland, including acid grassland and woodland blocks, lying on Bargate and Folkstone beds of the Lower Greensand. There is a significant area of lowland heathland, an internationally important habitat which has suffered considerable losses (over 85% in the last 200 years). Waverley Borough Council, as manager of the site, is duty bound to maintain and enhance this habitat under the direction and guidance of Natural England.

The area around Blackheath village and to the south and east is leased and managed by Waverley Borough Council and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The National Trust and Albury Estate manage parts of Blackheath Common to the north and east within the Guildford Borough Council area.

Blackheath lies east of the B2128 and south of the A248.

Location

There are two car parks, to find them please use the postcodes below if using a Sat Nav:

  • Blackheath Lane GU4 8RB
  • Littleford Lane (Height Barrier) GU4 8QZ

Contact the Parks and Countryside Team for more details on 01483 523394 or parks&countryside@waverley.gov.uk

Management

As of 2015 the site also now has a 10 year management plan for Blackheath Common, which sets out a series of objectives to be achieved. The plan sets out how the common is to managed, for both wildlife and people, over the next ten years and includes provisions to install a silt trap uphill of the crossroads in Blackheath village to alleviate flooding problems during heavy rain. Consultation with local residents and the parish council was been a key component of the plans’ development and continued work throughout the management plan. 

Blackheath Common Management Plan

Page owner: Harri Robinson. Last updated: 12/02/2019 10:20

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