Chalk Downlands Across the County

Discover the reasons why the North Downs remained open grassland for centuries and learn how the chalk soils influence both the plants and animals found there. Our tutor, Paul Ritchie,  will then take you through the chalk valley of Headley Heath bringing alive the story of a landscape that stretches from Farnham in the west to Dover in the east.

We will start with a classroom session at the Nower Wood educational Nature Reserve before walking to Headley Heath.  Please plan to gently walk for an hour or so. There is a path but it can be uneven in places.


This is part 3 of the Habitats of Surrey – Summer Series. Throughout these 5 weeks, we will investigate how Surrey has evolved into a richly diverse cluster of habitats. Each course can be booked individually.  However, join us for all five morning sessions and receive a £20 voucher that can be used when purchasing any future Adult Learning course (Ts & Cs apply).

Part 1 – 18th July   A brief history of Surrey’s Landscape
Part 2 – 25th July  Woodlands of Surrey
Part 3 – 1st Aug      Chalk Grasslands Across the County
Part 4 – 8th Aug     Surrey’s Wooded Pastures
Part 5 – 15th Aug    Wetlands of Surrey

How to Apply

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Key Information

Start date:

1st August 2019 at 10:00am


members £25, non-members £37


Surrey Wildlife Trust




Ecology, Environment


Leatherhead, United Kingdom

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