Ownership: Defence Estates

Designation: SSSI, SAC, SPA, Ramsar

Restrictions: Strictly no public access

Emergency Access: Andover Green

Grid ref: SY 82270 88632

The Reserve

Cranes Moor Bog is 16.14 hectares situated in the Turners Puddle Heath complex which is mainly used for Ministry of Defence training. The overriding habitat of the reserve is as the name suggests bog, consisting mainly of bog myrtle and purple moor grass. Around the edges of the reserve mainly Scots pine and oak are present. All the common reptile species can be found on the reserve; grass snake, adder, common lizard and slow worm along with common toad and common frog.

Species you might spot:


Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis) 

Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara) 

Slow-worm (Anguis fragilis) 

Grass Snake (Natrix natrix) 

Adder (Vipera berus) 


Common Toad (Bufo bufo) 

Common Frog (Rana temporaria)

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