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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 status update for Warnham Local Nature Reserve (5.11.2020):

  • Reserve: Open daily until 4.00pm
  • Toilet: One facility for general use
  • Bird Hides: Closed
  • Cafe: Closed
  • Events and volunteering: Cancelled until further notice
  • Access to the reserve remains via a temporary path leading from the main car park.
    Please DO NOT try to access the fenced construction area surrounding the new Discovery Hub building.

Find information about national lockdown restrictions on our Coronavirus: Parks, leisure and venues page


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.

We are currently working on an exciting new visitor project at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, called Warnham Discovery Hub.

New discovery trail now open

We are pleased to announce that our new Discovery Trail is now open.

Find us, opening times and parking

Our address is Warnham Road, Horsham, RH12 2RA

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

Season Reserve and car park opening hours Cafe and visitor centre opening hours
April to September 10am-4pm Currently Closed
October to March 10am-4pm Currently Closed

Admission prices

Admission is £2 per adult and free for under 16s. If you wish to only visit the Cafe and Visitor Centre, admission is free. If you arrive after the Cafe and visitor centre are closed, you can enter through the gate next to the centre and admission is free.

Annual passes are available to buy at the Visitor Centre for £12.

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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