West Park Nature Reserve

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Description:

Managed by: Uckfield Town Council

West Park Local Nature Reserve is of special value due to the variety of diverse habitats contained within the relatively small area of 11 hectares. These include mixed woodland, grassland (much of which is flower – rich) and a sensitive marsh which supports a number of orchid species including the rare southern marsh orchid. Wooded sandstone outcrops, home to at least 58 species of moss and liverworts, are also present here and were the site of a Mesolithic settlement.

There are numerous access points into the reserve which can be wet during the winter months. Sheep sometimes graze here during the Autumn to help prevent the spread of bracken and encourage delicate wild flowers to thrive. See the latest information about sheep grazing. A population of dormice, a rare and protected species, has recently been discovered here.

Facilities:

All Weather Walking Routes

Car parking – Small car park available.

Information Boards

Suitable for Dogs

Wildlife

Contact Information
Address:
Uckfield, TN22 2BT