Pulborough Brooks

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Name: Pulborough Brooks RSPB Nature Reserve
Postcode: RH20 2EL
County: West Sussex
Grid reference: TQ058164
Telephone: 01798 875851

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Pulborough Brooks is an RSPB nature reserve that is situated within 420 acres of the South Downs National Park and is one of the south east’s most impressive wetlands.

The nature reserve and visitors centre is open all year round and is a haven for wildlife. There are a range of hedge lined walks on offer at the reserve and numerous viewing areas and hides where there are often volunteers present that can help with identifying wildlife if requested.

If you are new to the RSPB or viewing wildlife at nature reserves there are guided walks and courses which you can attend to give you a helping hand in understanding the wildlife around you (binoculars are available to hire during your visit).

Interesting Birds at Pulborough Brooks

You may see some or all of the following different types of birds during your visit to the Pulborough Brooks nature reserve.

All year: Barn Owl, Little Owl, Lapwing, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Mandarin, Sparrowhawk, Snipe, Teal, Redshank, Woodcock.

Summer: Garganey, Nightingale, Yellow Wagtail.

Winter: Bewicks Swan, Gadwall, Jack Snipe, Merlin, Peregrine, Pintail, Shoveler, Teal, Wigeon.


  • Pulborough Brooks is family friendly and there are family events, a play area and facts sheets available.
  • There is a café at the reserve selling food, hot and cold drinks.
  • Gift shop.
  • Baby-changing facilities.
  • Car park.
  • Toilets (and disabled toilets).
  • Visitor centre.
  • Many beautiful walks and guided walks.
  • Binocular hire.
  • Group bookings can be taken.

Opening times

The visitor centre is open from 9.30am-5pm everyday apart from Christmas day and Boxing day and the nature trail is open every day (apart from Christmas day) from sunrise until sunset.


It is free to enter the visitor centre.

Nature trail entry is free for RSPB members, £6 for non member adults, £4 for students and £3 for children. A family ticket is £15.00 for two adults and up to 4 children. Free entry to carers accompanying a visitor with special needs.

RSPB membership is excellent value with a range of great benefits. To visit Pulborough Brooks free of charge take a look at the various range of RSPB membership options on offer.

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