This 92-acre Reserve is located in Warnham Road in Horsham, just a short walk from the Saxon Crescent bus stop on Route 51. Alternatively, get off at the Ashleigh Road bus stop on Route 61, walk to the T-junction with Pondtail Road, turn left and at the next T-junction turn right. The Reserve is 300m on the right, after the bridge.
The 17-acre Warnham Millpond, originally created as part of the Sussex iron-working industry, survives here intact and attracts all sorts of wildlife. There are extensive reed beds where you can hear, but not necessarily see, the secretive Reed Warblers and Water Rails! From bird hides you can also watch teal, grebe, cormorants, heron and tern. Large flocks of siskin and redwing arrive and fill the treetops in the winter. The grassland of Mill Meadow abounds with bees, butterflies and moths in the summer months, and the woodland is home to roe deer and owls throughout the year.
You can learn about the wealth of birds, plants, insects, animals, pondlife, fungi and trees on the Reserve in the Visitor Centre, which also houses a café. Access to the Visitor Centre is free. However, a low-cost day permit, currently just £1.00 per adult (admission for children is FREE) allows access to the whole Reserve, including bird hides, the Millpond Nature Trail and two extensive boardwalks.
Getting Warnham Nature Reserve
Get off at Saxon Road bus stop (Route 51)
Get off at Ashleigh Road bus stop (Route 61)