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.

Dates: Sat 20th Aug, Thurs 25th Aug, Sat 27th Aug,

Thurs 1st Sept, Sat 3rd Sept, Sat 10th Sept, Sat 17th Sept, Sat 24th Sept.

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

    • Tots back to school for woodland fun

      Tots back to school for woodland fun

      Sussex Wildlife Trust Nature Tots are back for more muddy woodland fun and games in Henfield, Brighton, Horsham, Crawley, Eastbourne and on the beach in Rye bay this September. Bushcraft activities for children aged 3-5 years, accompanied by an adult.

    • Pokémon spotted at Woods Mill

      Pokémon spotted at Woods Mill

      Just in time for the start of the summer holidays, Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Woods Mill nature reserve has had its first sightings of Pokémon.

    • Grass snake

      This large grass snake was spotted swimming in Woods Mill lake. Grass snakes are large, up to 150 cm and have a black and cream/yellow collar just behind their head and a series of 'dots and dashes' running down each side of their body. They are

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