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Warnham Nature Reserve


Type:Nature Reserve

Warnham Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 2RA

Tel: +44 01403 256890

Warnham Nature Reserve


The 92 acre site was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 1988. It includes a 17 acre (6.9 ha) millpond, marshes, grassland, reedbeds, hedges and woodlands. 
The site provides a haven for a variety of wildlife, being known to having recorded over 400 species of plants, from Common Birdsfoot Trefoil to Orchids and ancient Oaks, and over 100 species of bird, including a thriving Heronry, wildfowl, woodpeckers and the rare Cetti's Warbler. The beautiful Kingfisher makes the most of the waters and are regularly seen from the birdhides. 
The Reserve is also rich in dragonfly - over 21 species have been recorded - which take advantage of the different wetland habitats.
Facilities: Ample free parking. Disabled access toilets with baby changing facilities. Picnic facilities close to the Visitor Centre. Two bird hides, a bird feeding station and the Millpond Nature Trail.
Visitor Centre and Cafe: The Visitor Centre houses displays and information including a living beehive. The small Tanhouse Warnham cafe is open every day and offers superb light refreshments.
Admission: Access to the Visitor Centre is free. However a low-cost day permit, currently just £1 per adult (admission for children is FREE) allows access to the whole reserve, including 2 bird hides, a feeding station, the Millpond Nature Trail and two extensive boardwalks. Annual permits are also available from the Visitor Centre, currently at £5 for Horsham District residents and £10 for non-Horsham District residents. Sorry, NO DOGS are allowed on site.
Sorry DOGS and CYCLING are not permitted on the reserve and picnics are restricted to the Visitor Centre courtyard and garden.
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Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Under 16sFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.


Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic Site

Establishment Features

  • Open New Year
  • Toilets - Disabled access toilets with baby changing facilities.

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

North West of Horsham on the B2237 (just off the A24). The reserve is 20-30 minutes walk from Horsham Town Centre.


  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member Tourism South East Member 2017

Opening Times

March - October (1 Mar 2018 - 31 Oct 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
November - December (1 Nov 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00*

* Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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