Size: 5.6 Ha

Ownership: Forest Enterprise

Designation: SSSI, SAC, Ramsar

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

Access: Morden Road B3075

Grid ref: SY 92335 90411

The Reserve

East Gore consists of dry heath located just north east of our Great Ovens reserve. Hidden within Gore Heath plantation East Gore’s habitats mirror that of its larger neighbour Great Ovens. Mainly dry heath with some humid heath areas and a small pond, the south and western edges of the reserve are dominated by pine plantation. 

What to see

East Gore is home to all six native reptile species. These are the Sand Lizard (Lacerta agilis);Common Lizard (Zootoca vivipara);Slow-worm (Anguis fragilis); Grass Snake (Natrix natrix); Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca) and the Adder (Vipera berus

The small pond attracts the Common Toad (Bufo bufo); Palmate Newt (Lissotriton helveticus); Common Frog (Rana temporaria) and Hawker Dragonflies.

Birdwatchers can enjoy sightings of the Nightjar (Caprimulgus europaeus); Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis) and Hobby (Falco subbutteo).