Pulborough – Wiggonholt – RSPB Reserve - Pulborough

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After you leave Pulborough this is very much a 'get away from it all' walk. Most of the walk is through ancient meadowland and it also skirts the RSPB nature reserve of Pulborough Brooks, a designated Site of Scientific Interest (for its wildlife).

The area walked through supports an abundance of wildlife, especially river and wetland birds. Leaving aside the more common swans, ducks, moorhens, herons etc and depending on the time of year, you may well see lapwing, wigeon and teal. There is also a herd of Highland cattle used to keep the meadowland in order.

The RSPB Centre is well worth a visit (shop, cafe, toilets which may be used without paying to enter the RSPB Reserve). The reserve has reasonable entry charges to enjoy their extensive grounds. It is open 9am to 5pm every day (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).

Also worth a visit is the beautiful 12th Century Norman church at Wiggonholt. It is one of the oldest small Norman churches to survive.

There are two pubs and a tea shop in Pulborough.

England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs


Birds, Butterflies, Cafe, Church, Flowers, Food Shop, Gift Shop, Good for Kids, Great Views, Mostly Flat, Pub, Public Transport, Restaurant, River, Tea Shop, Toilets, Wildlife
8/22/2023 - Phil Manns

We did the walk on a sunny August day. Our two dogs absolutely loved it! Between 4 and 5 there is a great 'beach' area for them to swim from! Also, the instructions at 6 and 7 are a bit confusing: you really just need to follow the obvious path rather than worrying about trying to cross marshland etc. The walk is just 5.7km, not 6.7km btw. All the same, we will definitely be coming back!

8/16/2021 - George Malcolm Tyrrell

Walked on 12/08/2021. Pleasant walk, with no muddy parts. 2 corrections to navigation notes: At Point 25. At the corner of the field continue along the RIGHT edge of the field to a stile in bushes. Point 27 (at the main road). Grid Ref: East 062 (06175 to be precise) (Guide gives East 061)

8/1/2012 - Walkingworld Admin

Our thanks to Martin O'Keefe for his updates and some replacement photos for this walk. July 2012. Adrian (Admin)

6/28/2012 - Sarah Sinclair

An excellent walk & dog friendly albeit on a lead at times.

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