Some of the best places for nature in Sussex are the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves. Sitting at the heart of iconic landscapes, they are also key to the future of nature in Sussex: not only do they inspire and re-connect people to nature but they also support important populations of some of our rarest wildlife. These are the places from which nature will be able to recover.
The Sussex Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves encompass large areas of land across the whole of Sussex and include saltmarsh, shingle beaches, chalk cliffs, Downland, heathland, meadows, woodland, sandstone rock outcrops plus river valleys, wetland and grazing marsh.
These rich and diverse places are managed by staff from the Sussex Wildlife Trust with the support of its many volunteers. On many sites, the Trust also grazes with its own cattle, sheep and ponies, ensuring that each site is maintained in optimum condition.