Getting around

Situated two miles south of Henfield. The entrance to the car park is on Horn Lane off the A2037.

Car parking is limited at Woods Mill so it is appreciated if visitors can car share or use public transport where practical.

We would be grateful if organised groups that are planning to use our car park should please contact us in advance as some days are very busy with school visits, volunteers and courses. The car park often reaches full capacity with these booked–in groups and we don’t want to disappoint visitors. This is particularly the case on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time

Access to the offices and toilets is suitable for people with disabilities, as is the nature reserve with an all-weather path and boardwalk across lake and reedbed. As this is an educational nature reserve no dogs are permitted.

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News from Woods Mill

    • Cetti's Warbler

      Cetti's Warbler

      Cetti’s Warbler can be a frustratingly difficult bird to see - always on the move and often close to the ground. The thinning vegetation makes now a great time to try and spot one at Woods Mill.

    • A loveliness of ladybirds

      A loveliness of ladybirds

      Have you spotted lots of ladybirds recently? Ladybirds tend to gather together at this time of year, looking for cracks and crevices to hibernate.

    • European Hornets

      European Hornets

      There’s little doubt that the European hornet is a rather fearsome looking insect. But this ferocious exterior betrays a species that is in fact rarely aggressive.

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