The NNR is an extensive open area of lowland heath.
County: Surrey & Berkshire
Main habitats: Lowland Heath
Area: 517 Ha
Site map: Nature on the Map.
Although most NNRs are managed by Natural England, 88 are wholly or partly managed by other bodies approved by Council, under Section 35 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.
Chobam Common NNR is owned by the Surrey County Council and managed by the Surrey Wildlife Trust.
Heathland is one of the most ancient types of British landscape, originally created by prehistoric farmers. Over 300 plant species are found on the common including insect-eating sundews and several types of orchid. Many birds are found on the common including the very rare dartford warbler, hobby and nightjar.
This NNR is on the B383 north of Chobham village. It is close to the A30 and crossed by the M3.
There are several car parks, the main one is at the junction of the B383 and B386. Trains run to the nearby Sunningdale Station.
The reserve can be visited at any time of year.
The nearest toilet and refreshment facilities are in local villages.
There is a 3.5 km nature trail through the reserve, and leaflets and interpretation panels are provided at the main car park.
A heathland interpretation trail crosses the site and this offers disabled access.