Prees Heath East rose

Stuart Edmunds

Prees Heath East

Prees Heath East was purchased for Shropshire Wildlife Trust by local landowner John Baker, who was keen to protect this important heathland.


Hospital Lane
SY13 4BP

OS Map Reference

SJ 56311 38235
A static map of Prees Heath East

Know before you go

3 hectares

Entry fee


Parking information

Park in unofficial lay-by on south side of reserve on Ash Lane.

Grazing animals



A sign marks the entrance on to the reserve. It can be located opposite the parking layby.

Accessibility: Amber

Entrances are open and surfaces are flat, firm and free draining. The site has been used for (illegal) motorbike scrambling. The bracken can encroach on paths in the summer


Dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

All year

Best time to visit


About the reserve

Prees Heath East is an extension of the nationally important Prees Heath Common, which is owned and managed by Butterfly Conservation for the Silver-studded blue butterfly and was considered the last site in the West Midlands to find them. The extension has been purchased to act as a satellite site for the butterfly, supplying additional suitable habitat for them to thrive in. 

Before the purchase, the site was used as an off-road biking trail , which caused erosion and degraded the condition of the site for butterflies. The plan now is to reduce the dominance of the bracken cover and to try to establish heather cut from Prees Heath which will further benefit the Silver-studded blues.

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