Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warnham Discovery Trail

Follow our children's activity trail

A colourful wildflower meadow at Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Follow our walking trails through wildflower meadows, natural habitats and around the Mill Pond

COVID-19 update: While cases are high and rising, please to continue to act carefully and remain cautious when you visit our sites.

To ensure on-going social distancing, a one-way system around the reserve remains in place.

Find us, opening times and parking

Warnham Local Nature Reserve is a haven for wildlife just a 30-minute walk from Horsham town centre. The Reserve has bird hides overlooking a 17-acre millpond, walking trails through meadows and woodland, boardwalks over the marshy grassland and a woodpecker hide.

Perfect for families and offering level paths with good disabled access, the Reserve is a great spot to learn about wildlife and habitats. The bird hides are especially popular with local photographers.

Our address is Warnham Road, Horsham, RH12 2RA

Opening times

Warnham Local Nature Reserve is open to visitors every day except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

  • April to September: The Reserve and car park are open 10am-5pm. The cafe closes at 4pm.
  • October to March: The Reserve and car park are open 10am-4pm. The cafe closes at 3pm.

Admission prices

Please be aware that admission charging will resume from Saturday 15 May 2021.

View full details of changes to the charges 

Day admission charges are set out in the table below.

Ticket typePrice
Child (under 18) Free
Adult £3

Adult with Leisure Access Card


Annual permits and Friends membership

Annual permits are available for individual adults. Children's admission to the Reserve is free.

Annual permit typePrice
First adult permit £18
Friend of Warnham Local Nature Reserve first adult permit £13
Additional adult permits for other members of a household £9 each
Leisure Access Card Holders will receive 50% of the purchase of annual permits. 
(Discounts will only be given on production of a valid card at time of purchase and cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer)  

Find out more about becoming a Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve member for just £10 per year.

Special events

Additional charges may apply for special events.


Parking at Warnham Nature Reserve is free. The car park has plenty of spaces, including room for coaches. The car park is locked when the reserve closes.

No, dogs are not allowed at Warnham Local Nature Reserve.

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