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Sandhurst to Owlsmoor Bogs and Heaths
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Berkshire
Interest Biological
Area 85.8 hectares (212 acres)
Notification 1983
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Sandhurst to Owlsmoor Bogs and Heaths is an 85.8-hectare (212-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) on the northern outskirts of Sandhurst in Berkshire. Part of the SSSI is Wildmoor Heath nature reserve, which is managed by the Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. and the SSSI is part of Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area.


Wildmoor Heath is situated on a slope and features wet and dry lowland heath and valley bog, plus pine and broadleaved woodland.


In 1975 the site was designated a site of special scientific interest (SSSI). Wildmoor Heath nature reserve was formed in 1998 by combining land at Edgbarrow Woods, Owlsmoor Bog, and Wildmoor Bottom.


The site has the following animals:


Reptiles and amphibians



  • Hairy dragonfly
  • Common hawker
  • Golden-ringed dragonfly
  • Libellula depressa
  • Keeled skimmer
  • Beautiful demoiselle
  • Banded demoiselle
  • Lestes sponsa
  • Erythromma najas
  • Large red damselfly
  • Blue-tailed damselfly
  • Enallagma cyathigerum
  • Azure damselfly
  • Southern hawker
  • Brown hawker
  • Migrant hawker
  • Emperor dragonfly
  • Downy emerald
  • Brilliant emerald
  • Black-tailed skimmer
  • Four-spotted chaser
  • Sympetrum danae
  • Ruddy darter
  • Common darter
  • Silver-studded blue
  • Stag beetle
  • Raft spider
  • bog bush cricket
  • Saturniinae
  • Argiope bruennichi


The site has the following flora:



  • Erica tetralix
  • Molinia caerulea
  • Drosera rotundifolia
  • Drosera intermedia
  • Rhynchospora alba
  • Carex pulicaris
  • Narthecium ossifragum
  • Pinguicula vulgaris
  • Calluna
  • Eriophorum angustifolium
  • Succisa pratensis
  • Scutellaria minor
  • Hypericum elodes
  • Lychnis flos-cuculi
  • Succisa pratensis
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