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A wonderful mix of open heathland, woodland and chalk downland
Headley Heath has a wide network of tracks to explore, and stunning views to rival any of its neighbours - the perfect place to enjoy the countryside, whether walking, cycling or horseriding.
The Heath is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its rich, varied, and sometimes rare, wildlife, made up of a wonderful mosaic of open heath, chalk downland slopes and mixed woodland.
There's always something new to see, from fragrant, bright yellow gorse and breathtaking purple heathers, to deer, badgers and dragonflies.
During the warmer months Headley Heath is alive with bird song from rare birds like stonechats, linnets, meadow pipits and woodlarks.
Step out and enjoy the warm spring sunshine or a few refreshing rain drops on your skin. Headley is a great place to explore come rain or shine.
Why not follow our circular Lizard trail (3km)? It takes around an hour and starts from our main car park.
Start your 50 things adventure
An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree or pond. And our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11¾ will set you on your own adventure here.
Try one or two of our adventures...
- Build a den
- Make a trail with sticks
- Create some wild art
- Track wild animals
- Go on a nature walk a night
- Go bird watching