Bewl Water is the largest reservoir in South East England with 800 acres of picturesque landscapes. Open all year, the parkland is dog-friendly and packed full of healthy, outdoor family fun.
Open all year, Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest is home to the National Conifer Collection.
The pinetum is recognised as one of the most complete collections of conifers on one site anywhere in the world, is a centre for international conifer conservation, and contains more than 12,000 trees, including rare, endangered and historically important specimens.
Bedgebury Forest offers facilities for people of all ages and abilities to enjoy activities such as adventure play, walking, cycling, mountain-biking, running, and Go Ape tree top adventures. The Bedgebury Café enjoys panoramic views across the pinetum.
Bedgebury offers events and activities throughout the year including family and seasonal trails, nature walks and talks, and school holiday events. You can even find a Gruffalo in the pinetum! There is also a dedicated learning team offering a whole range of learning opportunities for schools.
Private interactive experiences. Meet and fuss the famous social wolf hybrid pack, walk them in the woods, hear their amazing howls and watch their acting stunts, while learning about wolves. As seen in Vikings, Dracula, Vogue, I’m a Celeb etc.
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A tranquil 1.5 acre Plant filled garden designed and planted by the late
Carolyn McCutchan, surrounded by farmland. This colourful garden has
distinct areas of interest, plus a 6 acre wildflower meadow
OPEN every Wednesday 22 Feb to 25 Oct 10.00am – 4.00pm Tel 01323 485151
Jutting out into the English Channel, Dungeness is the UK’s only desert landscape and home to many special animals including lizards, rare bumblebees and the endemic Sussex emerald moth. It is a magnet for all kinds of birdlife, from huge flocks of waterbirds to beautiful birds of prey, notably hobbies in the summer and marsh harriers all year round. Dungeness is also one of the few places in the South East with bearded tits – delicately marked birds found only in reedbeds.
One of Sussex’s few undeveloped stretches of coastline, Pagham Harbour combines beautiful landscapes with a rich historical heritage – and a wealth of wildlife. As the sheltered inlet at the heart of the reserve fills and empties with the tide, watch ducks, geese and wading birds fly to and fro. Resident little egrets and lapwings are joined by passing migrants in spring, while summer sees breeding little terns, butterflies flitting along the hedgerows, dragonflies hovering over ponds and lizards basking in the sun.
In the glorious South Downs National Park, Pulborough Brooks has amazing views of the Arun Valley. It provides an all-year-round home for nature, with highlights including the nightingale, famed for the beauty of its song, whistling wigeons in flooded winter meadows, and pretty butterflies and dragonflies amongst the wild flowers in the sunnier months. The variety of habitats, including wetlands, woodland and heathland, bring with them a wonderful variety of species to enjoy.