Getting around

Access to this reserve is from Bixley Lane, a small unsurfaced road which joins the A268 on a fairly sharp bend two kilometres west of Peasmarsh. There are one or two lay-bys on which to park in the lane. There are gates at the entrance, and the many paths throughout the wood are fairly flat but can get wet in winter.

Use Traveline to plan your journey to this nature reserve.

palmate newt / Derek Middleton

palmate newt / Derek Middleton

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News from Flatropers Wood

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      Sussex has large areas of ancient woodland i.e. woodland that has existed since at least 1600 CE, with some pre-existing this arbitrary benchmark. Sussex Wildlife Trust is lucky enough to manage a small part of this

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      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.

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      Rye Harbour Nature Reserve has a creative writing and poetry group that’s connecting remotely because of the Coronavirus situation. Sussex Wildlife Trust member Jim Northover shares his poem about wood anemones

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