The Trust owns Ferry Field, a wet pasture and pool, and Mill Pond Marsh, a reedbed within the complex of sites forming the larger nature reserve
|Pagham Harbour Local Nature Reserve is well known
in the Chichester area for its large tidal mudflats attracting thousands
of birds throughout the year, including little egrets, and for the shingle
ridges lining the coast which are a site for rare plants such as the childling
pink. A number of different sites make up the reserve; two of these are
owned by the Trust and leased to West Sussex County Council who manage the
What you can see
Huge variety of waders and wildfowl, and southern marsh orchid.
Pagham Harbour is located six miles south of Chichester. Most of the
Local Nature Reserve, a Site of Special Scientific Interest, can be viewed
from a number of vantage points, and there are footpaths around the harbour
itself. There is no access to Ferry Field (to avoid disturbing the birds)
but it can be seen from the comfort of the hide close to the Visitor Centre.
Mill Pond Marsh is also closed to the public, but can be viewed from the
minor road to the south.
heron by Darin Smith
Nearby SWT reserves