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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white admiral / Derek Middleton

white admiral / David Plummer

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Woods Mill

    • When trees could speak

      When trees could speak

      Fern the Folklorogist is coming to Woods Mill nature reserve, near Henfield in October as part of the Shoreham Wordfest.

    • Summer Holiday Clubs 2019

      Summer Holiday Clubs 2019

      Sussex Wildlife Trust is leading fun-packed outdoor activity days for children across the county throughout the school holidays.

    • Bank voles

      Bank voles

      The staff garden at Woods Mill is home to a healthy population of bank voles.

    • If you build it, they will come

      If you build it, they will come

      Around four years ago, we attempted to rejuvenate one of the fields at Woods Mill​ into something less grass dominated and more meadow-like. A sign that a project like this has become really successful though is when host-specific invertebrates turn up to feed on the their food plants.

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