Ebernoe Common

Varied ancient wood pasture with ponds, streams, meadows and reclaimed arable land under conversion back to woodland

Ebernoe Common is dominated by old wood pasture where Commoners would have turned out their cattle or pigs to graze and browse on young trees and scrub, beech mast and acorns, or on the grassy meadows in glades and clearings. Grazing stopped by the middle of the 20th century and the wood pasture became more and more overgrown. When Sussex Wildlife Trust bought the reserve in 1980 great effort went into opening up glades and rides, and restoring grazing to the reserve.


Butcher's broom at Ebernoe Common

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Ebernoe Common

    • App explorers

      App explorers

      A number of routes around Sussex Wildlife Trust nature reserves are now available on the ViewRanger app

    • Be tick aware

      Be tick aware

      Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

    • Saturday Hit Squad volunteers

      Saturday Hit Squad volunteers

      Saturday Hit Squad Christmas elves were working hard at Ebernoe Common clearing holly. We will be back in action on Saturday 7th January. If you would like to join them please contact Sarah Quantrill

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