We welcome visitors to our nature reserves and operate a policy of open access wherever possible. There are a few exceptions, however, where we need conserve particularly sensitive wildlife or where access can only be gained through other land under private ownership (see permit only section). We hope that you will enjoy our reserves and that you will return to visit them throughout the year as the wildlife changes with the seasons.
photo David Plummer
Nature reserves are wild places, and as such it is likely that conditions underfoot can become muddy and slippery when wet and the ground is often uneven. To ensure a safe and enjoyable visit please go properly equipped, with good walking shoes or wellingtons and sensible clothing for the weather conditions. Always take notice of signs warning of danger or on-site works.
Each reserve entry has information describing the access conditions you are likely to encounter, including steep slopes, gates and stiles. We are endeavouring to improve access wherever possible.
In order to conserve the wildlife of Sussex Wildlife Trust's nature reserves:
- Please do not remove any plants or animals from reserves.
- Please keep to the paths wherever possible.
- Close all gates and avoid trespass or disturbance to adjacent property.
- Take care to avoid disturbing birds or other animals especially during the spring and early summer when they are breeding.
- Guard against fire. Heathlands in particular are highly inflammable.
- Please take litter away with you.
- Sheep and cattle are often used to graze nature reserves. Please avoid disturbing these animals.
- Dogs disturb wildlife. Please keep your dog under control.
Using public transport
Where possible please try to leave your car at home. Most nature reserves can be reached by public transport.
For more details please contact: Traveline: 0870 6082608