Woods Mill

A mixture of wetland and woodland habitats. Headquarters of the Sussex Wildlife Trust. Please note that dogs (except guide dogs) are not allowed at Woods Mill nature reserve at any time.

Following the Government guidelines, we ask that people do not use the bird hide as it is not possible to maintain social distancing in the confined space. Thank you for you co-operation.

More information on Sussex Wildlife Trust’s response to the Coronavirus can be found here


Woods Mill is the headquarters of Sussex Wildlife Trust and an environmental education centre. Woods Mill is a prime example of what the wider countryside once contained. Visitors can walk past the old ponds and lake, through the ancient woodland, alongside the streams and waterways into the unimproved meadows with their wild hedgerows – habitats all contained within its 47 acres. This variety of habitat attracts an impressive number of species including mammals, insects, amphibians and birds.

Woods Mill Nature Reserve is open throughout the year, with a car park and toilets. There is no charge but donations are welcome. 

Sorry no dogs


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