Discover heathland

Lowland heathland is one of Britain's rarest and most threatened habitats. It's also home to a diverse range of unique flora and fauna.

Learn more about this fascinating habitat with our range of resources, including school activities and a free photographic guide to heathland plants and animals.

Why is it important?

Heathland plantsHow did lowland heathland develop? Why is it in now in decline?

Teaching resources

pencil iconFree resources for Key Stages 2, 4 and 5 to investigate lowland heathland.



Heathland field guide

Tree PipitDownload our free guide to the many different reptiles, invertebrates, birds and plants that make their home in heathland.



Coversands Project

Heathland fungiCan heathland be restored? Find out whether this project in Lincolnshire succeeded.

Wildlife gallery

Emperor moth13 stunning photos of wildlife and plants you might see on lowland heathland.


Protecting wildlife

Erika HoganLearn about protecting heathland wildlife from those on the front line.

Inside the lab

Ed TrippScientist Ed Tripp takes us inside the lab and explains his research in his video diaries.