Dogs

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.

adder / Elliot Neap
Postcode:
GU29 0PB
Grid ref:
SU852219
Reserve size:
125 hectares

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Dogs

What you might see

Getting around

Grazing

News

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.

Heathland Dragonflies at Stedham and Iping Commons

Heathland Dragonflies at Stedham and Iping Commons

As part of the Heathland Sculpture Trail that connects the heathlands within the South Downs National Park, a sculpture dedicated to the specialist heathland dragonflies has been erected at Stedham Common.

Bee Wolf

Bee Wolf

Last week Glenn Norris spent 15 minutes watching one of the coolest insects of the year the Bee Wolf.