Burton and Chingford Ponds
A microcosm of different habitats within one site - various woodland, carr, wet and dry heath, two large ponds and bogs
Just three miles south of Petworth an old water mill overlooks a tranquil 16th century hammer pond, where fishermen punt lazily across the water searching for Carp, Great Crested Grebes dive for Roach and Rudd, and Kingfishers splash for the small fry.
Burton and Chingford Ponds is jointly managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust and West Sussex County Council.
In this section
23 May 2022
A fascinating guided walk around the varied habitats of Burton and Chingford Ponds led by Reserves Ecologist Glenn Norris
28 May 2021
We are very excited to announce that following a concerted effort over a number of years to re-create suitable habitat for the Field Cricket, our Reserves Manager, Jane Willmott heard two singing males on the Warren at Burton and Chingford Ponds Local Nature Reserve.
21 April 2021
Three Exmoor Ponies will be grazing Welch’s Common at Burton and Chingford Ponds from mid-April 2021 for 4-6 weeks.
02 March 2021
Work will be carried out from mid-February until late March 2021 and will entail some tree and scrub clearance along the fence line.