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 11am-12 noon & 2pm-3pm.. However, please see the board at the entrance to the nature reserve for details on the day.

June - Sat 3rd, Sat 10th, Sat 24th.

July - Sat 8th, Sat 22nd, Tues 25th, Thurs 27th, Sat 29th

August - Sat 5th, Thurs 10th, Sat 12th, Thurs 17th, Thurs 24th, Sat 26th, Tues 29th, Thurs 31st.

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Woods Mill

    • 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.

    • A snake in the grass

      A snake in the grass

      Grass snake sightings have been causing great excitement at Woods Mill nature reserve recently

    • 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.

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