Getting around

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. Use Traveline to plan your journey to this nature reserve.

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.

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News from Burton and Chingford Ponds

    • How to bowl a maiden over

      How to bowl a maiden over

      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.

    • Ponies at Burton Pond

      Ponies at Burton Pond

      ​Three Exmoor Ponies will be grazing Welch’s Common at Burton and Chingford Ponds from mid-April 2021 for 4-6 weeks.

    • Burton Pond fencing

      Burton Pond fencing

      Work will be carried out from mid-November until late December. and will entail some tree and scrub clearance along the fence line.

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