Getting around

Situated two miles south of Henfield. The entrance to the car park is on Horn Lane off the A2037.

Car parking is limited at Woods Mill so it is appreciated if visitors can car share or use public transport where practical.

We would be grateful if organised groups that are planning to use our car park should please contact us in advance as some days are very busy with school visits, volunteers and courses. The car park often reaches full capacity with these booked–in groups and we don’t want to disappoint visitors. This is particularly the case on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time

Access to the offices and toilets is suitable for people with disabilities, as is the nature reserve with an all-weather path and boardwalk across lake and reedbed. As this is an educational nature reserve no dogs are permitted.

white admiral / Derek Middleton

white admiral / David Plummer

Current volunteering opportunities

News from Woods Mill

    • Barn Owl breeding success

      Barn Owl breeding success

      It’s been six years in waiting, but Woods Mill once again rejoices in the successful breeding of a pair of barn owls.

    • All Aboard!

      All Aboard!

      Thanks to Southern Transit, special branded buses are in service encouraging people to ‘get closer to nature’.

    • App explorers

      App explorers

      A number of routes around Sussex Wildlife Trust nature reserves are now available on the ViewRanger app

    • The birds of Woods Mill

      The birds of Woods Mill

      Even allowing for rapidly soaring temperatures throughout the month, Woods Mill has been a hive of avian activity.

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