Chobham Common

Chobham Common

Chobham Common is the largest National Nature Reserve in the south-east of England and one of the finest remaining examples of lowland heath in the world.

Heathlands are one of the most ancient and characteristic British landscapes, originally created by prehistoric farmers. For over 200 generations rural communities have carefully managed this stunning open countryside resulting in a wonderful, wildlife rich, patchwork of mini-habitats.

Chobham Common is recognised across Europe for its variety of bird life including dartford warbler, hobby and nightjar. Sweeps of purple flowering heather and sweet scented gorse dominate the heathland whilst the wetlands harbour insect-eating sundews and rare marsh gentians. It is the sheer range of habitats that provide this rare biodiversity. The expanses of heather are broken up by deep valley bogs, isolated pines and patches of grassland, gorse and silver birch. The numerous ponds contained within Chobham Common are fringed by mixed broad-leaved and pine woodlands.

Tracks and paths run throughout Chobham Common making access for filming fairly easy, as well as numerous car parks which can serve as unit bases.

Location information

  • Roundabout Car Park, Chobham, GU24 8TL (grid reference: SU 96503 64992)
  • 574.30 hectares
  • 01483 795440