There is a small car park with limited space by Burton Mill Pond, next to the old water mill on Burton Park Road, one mile off the A285 north of Duncton.
The reserve is also connected to the surrounding area by footpaths and bridleways and can be reached via the Serpent Trail and the West Sussex Literary Trail.
The best way to experience this nature reserve is to start at the Mill, and follow the circular nature trail.
The entire nature trail is around three miles long and is on level ground with only one stile at Crouch Farm. The nature trail includes surfaced and unsurfaced footpaths, minor roads and a boardwalk over the wettest areas.