Nature Reserves

If you are searching for a little peace and tranquillity, wander around one of the many nature reserves in the area.
Click on the names for further information
Ardingly Reservoir
Enjoy 198 acres of water in a lovely peaceful setting. The eight-kilometre Kingfisher Trail adjoins the lake and the reservoir is a haven for wildlife.

Ashplats Wood Nature Reserve
This ancient woodland, close to East Grinstead, is within the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The woodland, much of it centuries old, is typical of the High Weald landscape, with oak and ash trees and a coppice of hazel, holly and hawthorn. 

Bedelands Farm Nature Reserve
Discover the woodlands, hedgerows, ponds, flora and fauna of this award-winning Nature Reserve. Situated north of Burgess Hill.

Blunts Wood and Paiges Meadow 
Situated between Haywards Heath and Cuckfield, this is an important site for wildlife. Wander through small deciduous woods with adjoining meadows, typical of Sussex landscape.

Eastern Road Nature Reserve 
Discover a rambling nine-acre reserve near the village of Lindfield, left to grow wild for 30 years, and now home to many birds and wildlife.

Scrase Valley Nature Reserve
15 acres of tranquil woodland, grassland, marsh and scrub that provide a haven for wildlife and rare plants. Situated between Haywards Heath and Lindfield.

Weir Wood Reservoir
Designated a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest). The lake is set amongst woodlands near East Grinstead. It is also a bird sanctuary and nature reserve.

See our nature conservation pages for more information