Admiral ButterflyThe District has some particularly valuable and interesting sites for wildlife allowing visitors a chance to get close to nature and to enjoy the scenic splendours of the area.

Warnham Nature Reserve

Warnham Road, Horsham RH12 2RA

Tel: 01403 256890 

Just off the A24,on Warnham Road, Warnham Nature Reserve was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1988 and includes a 17 acre millpond, marshes, reedbeds, and woodlands. The site provides a haven for a variety of wildlife and provides bird hides, a bird feeding station, the Millpond Nature Trail and two extensive boardwalks.

There is a Visitor Centre and Cafe, ample free parking, toilets and picnic facilities. The Nature Reserve, Visitor Centre and cafe are open daily except Christmas Day from 10am to 6pm or dusk whichever is earliest.

RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve

Wiggenholt, Pulborough RH20 2EL                       

Tel: 01798 875851

Pulborough Brooks is set in the sheltered Arun Valley within the South Downs National Park. The Visitor Centre and reserve is open all year (closed 25 and 26 December) and boasts a great variety of habitats including wetland, woodland, and heathland.

Pulborough Brooks is a haven for a wide range of wildlife. The Visitor Centre houses a tea room and shop.

Sussex Wildlife Trust, Woods Mill

Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9SD

Tel: 01273 492630 


Woods Mill is the headquarters of Sussex Wildlife Trust and an environmental education centre. The nature reserve provides a peaceful setting, comprising coppice woodland, meadows and a large reed-fringed pond.

Woods Mill is open throughout the year, with a car park and toilets.