Burton and Chingford Ponds

A microcosm of different habitats within one site - various woodland, carr, wet and dry heath, two large ponds and bogs

Just three miles south of Petworth an old water mill overlooks a tranquil 16th century hammer pond, where fishermen punt lazily across the water searching for carp, great crested grebes dive for roach and rudd, and kingfishers splash for the small fry.

Burton and Chingford Ponds is jointly managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust and West Sussex County Council.

News from Burton and Chingford Ponds

    • The Burton Mistletoe Crisis

      The Burton Mistletoe Crisis

      Mistletoe has never been recorded on a Sussex Wildlife Trust reserve, but at Burton Pond it is tantalisingly close. However when you are looking for mistletoe you never know what else might turn up…

    • Successful Veolia Grant at Burton & Chingford Ponds Local Nature Reserve

      Successful Veolia Grant at Burton & Chingford Ponds Local Nature Reserve

      The Sussex Wildlife Trust has been really fortunate in gaining a grant for carrying out access and wildlife improvements to our land which is part of Burton and Chingford Ponds Local Nature Reserve. The grant is being provided by Veolia Environment Trust as part of the Landfill Communities Fund.

    • Mike's Mergansers Great Day Out

      Author Mike RussellSenior Conservation Advisor brambling / Dave KilbeyA day in the sun, with great company, great birds, a never-ending supply of great food, a great way to start the New Year is by taking

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