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?
How did lowland heathland develop? Why is it in now in decline?
Free resources for Key Stages 2, 4 and 5 to investigate lowland heathland.
Heathland field guide
Download our free guide to the many different reptiles, invertebrates, birds and plants that make their home in heathland.
- Heathland field guide (PDF, 3.2MB)
Can heathland be restored? Find out whether this project in Lincolnshire succeeded.
13 stunning photos of wildlife and plants you might see on lowland heathland.
Learn about protecting heathland wildlife from those on the front line.
Inside the lab
Scientist Ed Tripp takes us inside the lab and explains his research in his video diaries.