TQ1461 : Heathland on Oxshott Heath

taken 6 years ago, near to Oxshott, Surrey, Great Britain

Heathland on Oxshott Heath
Heathland on Oxshott Heath
One of a handful of pockets of heathland surviving on Oxshott Heath. This one is surprisingly little visited, located on the east side of Warren Lane, and therefore away from visitors using car parks on the other side of the main road. This was once the route of a well-worn footpath north across the heath towards what is now Stokesheath Road, but there is now only a little used permissive bridleway down the valley to the right to Heath Road.
Oxshott Heath :: TQ1361
An area of common land, now mainly woodland, extending to around 80ha, contiguous with Esher Common to the north, and straddling Warren Lane and Sandy Lane. Although owned by Elmbridge Borough Council, Oxshott Heath is managed by a board of conservators established by a provisional order made under the Commons Act 1876, and confirmed by the Commons Regulation (Oxshott) Provisional Order Confirmation Act 1904. Unusually, the common was exempted from registration as common land under the Commons Registration Act 1965. Some small parts of the common remain heathland, particularly on the slopes north of Oxshott station, while efforts have been made to recreate heath near the sandpit west of Warren Lane.
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TQ1461, 49 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Saturday, 9 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 17 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Heath, Scrub 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1429 6128 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.3478N 0:21.6377W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1428 6125
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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