Heathlands are a distinctive part of the British countryside and one of our rarest landscapes. Characteristics of heathlands include barren, infertile land and acidic soil. Examples of heathlands can be found in the New Forest, coastal heath of the Lizard peninsula and Breckland in East Anglia. Despite their rarity and importance for wild flowers and plants, heaths have historically often been regarded as wasteland.

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Heathland we're working on

Find out about Plantlife's work on the UK's heathlands.

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