Access: Worgret Hill A352

Grid ref: SY 89497 86979

Ownership: ARC

Designation: SSSI, SAC, SPA

Restrictions: Open Access Land, please keep dogs on a lead.

The Reserve

East Worgret is 5 hectares of dry heath with a mainly south facing aspect. The topography of the reserve is diverse with two major gullies running north to south through the site. With the high and dry nature of the reserve and diversity of its structure and its exposed sandy soils, this reserve holds all six species of reptile but is especially good for sand lizards.

Species you might spot:


Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis

Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara

Slow-worm (Anguis fragilis

Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) Click here for more details

Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca

Adder (Vipera berus


Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus)

Stonechat (Saxicola torquata)

Hobby (Falco subbutteo)


Silver Studded Blue (Plebejus argus)

Small Heath (Coenonympha pamphilus)

Grayling (Hipparchia semele)

This is by no means a comprehensive list of species on the reserve.