I found this while walking on Broxhead common recently and reported it to the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation people.
The sand lizard is our largest and rarest lizard. It lays eggs in bare sand, and the young hatch out in late summer. Much of its former habitat has been destroyed through development, or has become unsuitable due to shading as scrub takes over. It is restricted to lowland heaths and sand dunes. Until recently sand lizards could only be found in small parts of Dorset, Sussex, Hampshire, Surrey and the Sefton Coast. Thanks to a reintroduction programme operated by Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (with support from Natural England), sand lizards have been returned to other areas they used to occur in, such as Devon.
Nikon D5100,70-300mm sigma lens.