Sheepleas LNR
Designated site name: Sheepleas LNR   View map
LNR Type: Urban Fringe Type:  Biological
County: SURREY Natural England Area Team: Thames Solent (LNR)
Other overlapping designations: Sheepleas SSSI
Date of Declaration: 01/07/2005 Declaring Authority: Surrey County Council
Area (Ha): 103.1 Grid Reference: TQ 089 516
Owned By:  Surrey County Council Managed By:  Surrey Wildlife Trust
Location: A246/Epsom Road/Shere Road, West Horsley, KT24 6EQ
How to get there: Please check how to get to the LNR e.g. Using Traveline Traveline website or phone 0871 200 22 33 (chargeable call)

A246 West Horsley, south west of Leatherhead.

Visitor facilities: We advise you to check information about the current visitor facilities before you go to the LNR e.g. through the local authority or managing body's website.

What to see: The site is a mosiac of woodlands (both ancient and recent) and grassland. This mixture of habitats supports a huge diversity of wildlife. The grasslands are rich in plants that thrive on chalky soil like Majoram, Eyebright, Milkwort, Wild Thyme and wild orchids.

The mix of open grassland, wide rides and woodland makes Sheepleas an excellent site for watching butterflies. There are over 30 butterfly species here, including Common Blue, Green Hairstreak, Silver-Washed Fritillary, Ringlets, and migrants such as the Clouded Yellow and Painted Lady.

Volunteer and 'Friends': For information about volunteering and 'Friends' groups, please contact the manager and see teh local authority or managing body's website.
Contact the local authority or owner of the LNR for further information - e.g. through the Local authority website.

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