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
IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) State (condition) Pressure (threat) Response (action)
2007 favourable medium medium
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Site description (2007 baseline)
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 Area factsheet: Wealden Heaths. Downloaded from on 03/12/2023.