Iping and Stedham Commons

Iping and Stedham Commons represent some of the best that this scarce heathland habitat can offer. As rich in atmosphere as it is in wildlife.

Iping and Stedham Common Nature Reserve is situated just west of Midhurst and is one of the best examples of lowland heathland in Sussex. Its extensive 125ha is mostly owned by Sussex Wildlife Trust and also now includes Trotton Common and Bridgelands Plantation. It is a great place to see some of the amazing wildlife that can only be found on this declining habitat. Over 80% of lowland heath has been lost from the UK in the last couple of centuries. On top of this the UK has 20% of the world’s lowland heath making the total area rarer than tropical rainforests.

Heathland Restoration Works starting September

From mid-September for several weeks, work will be carried out to restore the heathland on Stedham Common.  Please keep out of the work area and follow the signs.

More details here: Stedham Common restoration work 2018

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Iping and Stedham Commons

    • Bogey beetle

      Bogey beetle

      This nationally scarce apple-green coloured tortoise beetle has been discovered at Stedham Common for the first time.

    • Iping Common Drop-in Day

      Iping Common Drop-in Day

      Everyone is invited to ‘drop in’ during the day to find out more about Trust’s plans for the nature reserve and talk to our experts

    • Be tick aware

      Be tick aware

      Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

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