Woods Mill

A mixture of wetland and woodland habitats. Headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

Woods Mill is the headquarters of Sussex Wildlife Trust and an environmental education centre. The nature reserve provides a peaceful setting, comprising coppice woodland, meadows and a large reed-fringed pond.

Woods Mill Nature Reserve is open throughout the year, with a car park and toilets. There is no charge but donations are welcome.

Woods Mill Warden

Our Woods Mill Warden is on site during the summer months to answer your questions and run some Family Wildlife Activities, such as pond-dipping.

Activity times on these days are usually 10.30am - 11.30am & 2pm - 3pm.. However, please see the board at the entrance to the nature reserve for details on the day.

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Woods Mill

    • New Nature & Bushcraft groups across Sussex

      New Nature & Bushcraft groups across Sussex

      Due to popular demand, Sussex Wildlife Trust is expanding its programme of monthly weekend groups for families to enjoy outdoor fun, explore and connect with the natural world across the county this spring.

    • The Animal Symphony

      The Animal Symphony

      ​The nightingales at Woods Mill star in Sky TV’s ‘The Animal Symphony’. Mike Russell joined presenter Chris Packham and composer Nitin Sawhney when they filmed in May.

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