Walk 24 - Lomgmoor in Bloom
DATE: Tuesday 23 August 2022
START LOCATION: Longmoor – see W3W & grid ref for exact location
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DISTANCE: 3 miles
Take a meander amongst the flowering plants of Longmoor Inclosure with a Heathlands Reunited ranger, and marvel at the beauty of the blooming purple heather which covers this site. Learn about how to identify some of the flowering species and more about why this site is designated as a Special Protection Area.
The Heathlands Reunited project brings together 12 organisations to help protect and enhance the Shortheath Common Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and the Wealden Heath Special Protection Area (SPA). These sites sit on the boundary of the South Downs National Park. The project’s aim is to protect the species found in the SPA (particularly the Dartford Warbler, European Nightjar and Woodlark) and promote the heathland. They want people to care and look after the heathland responsibly and sustainably. Heathlands are often popular areas for recreation activities such as running, horse-riding, cycling and dog walking. The project informs, engages and involves local communities to use their heathland in a responsible way and protect them for future generations.