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Warnham Local Nature Reserve

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

An artist's impression of the new Warnham Discovery Hub

The latest news about our exciting visitor project at Warnham Local Nature Reserve

Important Notice - Environment Agency Essential Maintenance, W/C Monday 16th September

Please be aware that the Environment Agency will be carrying out essential work on the millpond, beginning on Monday 16th September and lasting approximately two weeks. 

This work will be focused on the dam embankment and to facilitate this, it will be necessary to drop the water level of the pond to ensure the contractors can work safely.  The reserve will remain open, however visitors should be aware that during this period the wildfowl populating the site are likely to be temporarily affected.

The welfare of the fish population will be a key priority and during the works this will be the responsibility the Environment Agency overseen by the HDC Countryside Wardens.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these works.


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, board walks 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.

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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