Talbot Heath nature reserve is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, and Special Area of Conservation with Ramsar designation. This site is part of the Bourne Valley, and is home to a lot of specialised wildlife.
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Types of habitat
Mostly lowland heathland with patches of mixed deciduous woodland.
What to see
- sand lizards
- ground-nesting birds
- silver-studded blue butterflies
- diverse range of insects and spiders
- a bronze age barrow
There is limited parking on roads near this reserve.
Your dog must be on a short lead during bird breeding, 1 March to 31 July, or when livestock are near. Remember to keep dogs under close control and to pick up after them.
Page last updated: 10 October 2018