With wonderful views and walks through the South Downs National Park, Pulborough Brooks has stunning views of the Arun Valley. Providing a year-round home for nature, you'll spot nightingales, whistling wigeons in flooded winter meadows and pretty butterflies can be found amongst the wildflowers in the summer months. With a variety of habitats including wetlands, woodland and heathland there's plenty to see.
There are also two nature trails to follow. Download the PULBOROUGH BROOKS TRAIL GUIDE
The visitor centre is open 9.30am – 5 pm daily (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).
The nature trail is open daily from dawn to dusk, except Christmas Day.
Free entrance to RSPB members
Entrance fees for non-members
Two nature trails
Open daily sunrise to sunset, except Christmas Day.
Four bird hides and two viewpoints along the wetland trail
Parking - 5 Blue Badge spaces
No lighting in overflow car park.
Drop-off point outside the Visitor Centre.
Toilets + Accessible Toilets - Situated in the Visitor Centre.
Café - Open 9.30am - 4.30pm Vegetarian & Gluten-free options Breakfast served from 9.30 am - 11.30 am. Hot drinks, cold drinks, cakes & snacks served throughout the day and hot lunches from 12 noon - 2.30 pm.
Children are welcome, there's no specific children's menu but we are very happy to provide smaller/half-sized portions, we also have highchairs.
We serve our own exclusive bird-friendly coffee, produced high in the Nicaraguan rainforest, where the tree canopy is left in place to give a home to wildlife. Highlights from the menu include daily specials including vegetarian options, a choice of delicious fresh sandwiches and locally-baked cakes. We source locally made cakes, bakery products, milk and ice cream. Our eggs are free-range and we serve Fairtrade teas and coffees. We accept cash and debit/credit cards.
Picnic area - Seven picnic tables are available close to the Visitor Centre in our Wildlife Explorer Meadow. Visitors are free to bring their own refreshments with them for picnics.
Shop - The shop stocks everything you'll need for wildlife gardening from bird food & feeders to bee hotels, nestboxes and advice as well as outdoor clothing, books & gifts and a wide range of binoculars and telescopes.
You could be buying your first pair of binoculars, choosing a suitable gift, or maybe thinking of upgrading your binoculars or telescope. Whatever the reason, we can help you find the one that’s best for you. In addition to our own brand, we are currently offering very competitive prices on the Viking, Nikon, Zeiss, Swarovski and Leica range of optical equipment.
Wheelchairs & Mobility Scooters - A manual wheelchair can be borrowed free of charge for use at the Visitor Centre. Two tramper mobility scooters are available for hire (please book in advance by phoning 01798 875851). These can be used on the wetland trail but are not suitable for the wooded-heathland trail.
A manual wheelchair can be borrowed free of charge for use at the Visitor Centre.
Two tramper mobility scooters are available for hire (please book in advance by phoning 01798 875851). These can be used on the wetland trail but are not suitable for the wooded-heathland trail
5 Blue badge spaces in the car park
Accessible Toilets located in the Visitor Centre
The nearest station is Pulborough 2 miles (4 km) from the reserve. Taxi's are available.
Compass Bus 100, from Burgess Hill to Horsham, stops at Pulborough train station and serves the stop immediately outside the reserve. It is a request stop, so you will need to ask the driver to drop you outside the reserve when you board.
Located approximately 2 miles/3.2 km from Pulborough village. Follow the A283 towards Storrington. The reserve is located on the right-hand side.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Other ways to get there
The reserve is 2.5 miles/4km via road and public footpath from Pulborough railway station. The public footpath that crosses the nature reserve can be very wet and muddy following rain and can be impassable if the river has flooded.