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Whitmoor Common
Site of Special Scientific Interest
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Area of Search Surrey
Interest Biological
Area 166.0 hectares (410 acres)
Notification 1993
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Whitmoor Common is a 166-hectare (410-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest on the northern outskirts of Guildford in Surrey. It is part of the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area and the 184.9-hectare (457-acre) Whitmoor and Rickford Commons Local Nature Reserve, which is owned by Surrey County Council and managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust.

This site on the heath of the London Basin has a variety of heathland habitats, as well as areas of woodland, meadow and still and running water. The heath has a nationally scarce spider, Oxyopes heterophthalmus and beetle Hyperaspis pseudopustulata and there are nationally important populations of several bird species.

The site is open to the public.


The common has had many fires including August 12, 2020 April 22nd, 2019 and 21st June, 2018.

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