Wealden Heaths

Country/territory: United Kingdom

IBA Criteria met: B2, C6 (2007)
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Area: 5,159 ha

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2007 medium favourable medium
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Site description
Extensive heathland fragments located in north-east Hampshire, south-west Surrey and West Sussex, overlying the acidic soils of the Folkstone and Sandgate Beds. The IBA comprises areas of heath, mire and woodland, and supports breeding populations of specialist heathland birds.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Wealden Heaths. Downloaded from on 28/01/2023.