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Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Warnham Discovery Trail

Our new children's activity trail is now open. Pick up a trail pack and become a Junior Detective

A view of the Mill Pond from a bird hide

Watch for wildlife in one of our peaceful bird hides, which look out over the Mill Pond

A colourful wildflower meadow at Warnham Local Nature Reserve

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

Important Notice
Please be aware that the reserve and Heron's Rest Cafe will be closed for essential work from Monday 24th February - Thursday 27th February. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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 Warnham 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.

SeasonReserve and car park opening hoursCafe and visitor centre opening hours
March to October10am-6pm10am-4pm
November to February10am-5pm10am-3pm

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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