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A wooded hillside - close to the centre of Brighton

tawny owl by Darin Smith

Withdean Woods is a steep, wooded hillside overlooking Withdean Stadium, within a residential area of north Brighton. This area of woodland provides a local refuge for wildlife and people, away from the bustle of the city.

What you can see

Woodland birds including great spotted woodpecker, tawny owl and goldcrest.


The Park and Ride bus to Withdean Stadium is the best way to get to this one hectare reserve. Street parking is not encouraged. Unsurfaced footpaths cross the site, with some steps and steep slopes along the route. Access is occasionally restricted during sporting events at the neighbouring
Withdean Stadium.

tawny owl by Darin Smith


larger location map
nature reserve map (pdf)
town: Brighton
postcode: BN1 5JF
grid ref: TQ294076
lat long: N 50.853888
W 0.162314


1 hectares

Further information

Nature Reserve guide entry (pdf)

Species Recording Form

National cycle network near this nature reserve

Nearby SWT reserves

Ditchling Beacon

Sussex Wildlife Trust on

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