Dogs are welcome, but please keep them under close control and clean up after your dog.

The three key heathland birds: woodlark, nightjar and tree pipit, all nest on the ground. This makes them vulnerable to disturbance by dogs running free. The birds see dogs as predators, whatever the size and harmless character of the dog and can abandon their nests resulting in the loss of eggs and chicks. It is essential for visitors to keep dogs on a lead or on the path from March to September.

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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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