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.

Use Traveline to plan your journey to this nature reserve.

Bike racks are available near the entrance to the Sussex Wildlife Trust offices.

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 (except assistance dogs) are permitted.

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Reserve size:
19 hectares

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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.

Please don't feed the ducks

Please don't feed the ducks

Sussex Wildlife Trust is urging people to please stop feeding the ducks at Woods Mill nature reserve because excess bread is polluting the lake and harming wildlife.