Walk 4 - Heathland Superhero Safari For Families
- DATE: Saturday 20 August 2022
- TIME: 10.30am
- START LOCATION: Ludshott Common
- WHAT3WORDS/GRID REF: ///streamers.shatters.curls ; SU852 358
- DISTANCE: 1 mile
- DURATION: 1 hour 30
Photos credits: Bruce Middleton & Anne Purkiss
Join a South Downs National Park Heathland Reunited Ranger for a fun morning exploring Ludshott Common and discover more about the fascinating heathland wildlife that lives there. As you walk, you will discover how to identify certain species, for whom the common is home.
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 to promote the heathland so that people look after it 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.