Grazing marsh with a large open water area important for birds
Sussex Wildlife Trust would like visitors to their nature reserve at Waltham Brooks near Pulborough to be aware that the car park is closed. The car park is not owned by Sussex Wildlife Trust and the landowner has decided that it should be closed. Sadly this situation is out of our control. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to our members or other visitors to the nature reserve.
|Almost opposite our extensive reserve at Amberley
Wildbrooks, just across the river, lies Waltham Brooks. In winters of very
heavy rainfall almost the entire reserve becomes a giant lake. Wildfowl
such as teal, shoveler, wigeon and pintail then take advantage of the sanctuary
and feeding opportunities offered.
What you can see
Wildfowl including teal, redshank, snipe, lapwing and marsh plants.
Waltham Brooks is near the village of Cold Waltham, two miles south of Pulborough. There is a small car park adjacent to Greatham Bridge, and from there the public footpath that runs alongside the old canal can be picked up. Views across most of the 43 hectare reserve can be had from this footpath which continues across the railway track to Watersfield (please look both ways!). There are some gates and stiles along the way — please keep to the path as the rest of the site is not open to the public.
Lapwing by Darin Smithr
Nearby SWT reserves