Buchan Country Park

Buchan Country Park, Crawley: Hours, Address, Buchan Country Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Buchan Country Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Buchan Country Park is 170 acres of countryside on Crawley's doorstep and a Green Flag Award winning Country Park. Owned and managed by West Sussex County Council, it is a haven for quiet recreation and a variety of wildlife. The waters at Buchan are designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest for the variety of dragonfly species. The park is an ideal place for walking, wildlife watching or enjoying a picnic. We have a permanent orienteering course, 2 way-marked trails and sculpture dotted around the park. The Rangers and the Friends of Buchan Country Park run a variety of events throughout the year. Lose yourself amongst the birch trees, wander around the heath and linger in the meadow, Buchan Park has plenty to offer.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Paul B
Brighton, UK1,506 contributions
Lovely walk
Jan 2021
Very busy car park during lockdown, with a lot of people walking from the town. Fairly busy on the paths but they're wide enough for everyone to keep their distance. Hard pathing all round and great mix of lakes, woodland, open countryside, all on a loop and joining up, so easy walking. Recommended.
Written February 6, 2021
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Josephine A
1 contribution
Beautiful Discovery❤
Jul 2020 • Couples
Buchan Park was recommended by a friend of ours and we have discovered it during lockdown .We are so lucky to live within walking distance of this beautiful place and it is keeping us fit both physically and mentally .The ducks and geese are a huge bonus and an Eco Coffee ,purchased inside the park , is highly recommended
Written October 4, 2020
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leetemum
Worthing, UK57 contributions
Great visit.
Aug 2020
Beautiful Park. Pleased to see that the toilets are now reopen and they have also added a coffee mobile unit just past the car park. Had a lovely walk with the children and dogs plus had a picnic. Plenty of picnic tables and bins around. Very little dog poo been left too due to loads of bins and the poo fairy posters. My kids love it here and we visited here several times since June.
Written August 26, 2020
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Nicola
2 contributions
Great for dog walking
Aug 2020
There is always plenty of wildlife to see, depending on time of day you will meet families, runners, dog owners.
I prefer to go early in the morning as the park is opened up with my border collie
Written August 24, 2020
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Heidi S
2 contributions
Beautiful views. Jw.org
Aug 2020 • Family
Lovely place to walk children and dogs. Peaceful. Could do with a cafe so bring your own drinks as there isn't one. Amazing wildlife for an avid 'was it designed?' reader on jw.org
Written August 12, 2020
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Juliette G
London, UK300 contributions
A wonderful place to walk lots to see with wild life photography.
Mar 2020
Wonderful place to wonder walking around the lake lots of wild life and a sculpture park great for wonderful photos. There are quite a lot of dog walkers so better go at a time when not so many . Lots of photography of nature and wildlife to keep active as you wonderaround the grounds. Very well looked after and a nice retreat for peace and quite.
Written March 26, 2020
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Al B
Banstead, UK17 contributions
Brill place!
Mar 2020 • Family
Lovely park for families, dog-walkers and runners. Donation-only parking, a simple cafe with wonderful bird-viewing and some fun dens. Saw loads of common garden birds as well as a few nuthatches. Charming place.
Written March 15, 2020
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Danny20142014
Crawley, UK19 contributions
When the sky is shine - lovely walk.
May 2019 • Family
Few lakes and it takes around 45-60 mins to circle the park. Dogs love it as there is a part of the lake just for them!!!
Car place has ample free parking place. The park is almost level so it easy to stroll. Note, half of the park paths may not so suitable fro strollers but they are many choices. Try to walk on the Narrow paths near the lake. Lovely picture spots.
Written March 7, 2020
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Karen W
Crawley, England, United Kingdom8 contributions
Dog walk
Nov 2019
Lovely clean well kept park. Good parking. Toilets on site. Occasionally there is coffee etc available
Written November 24, 2019
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skwchance
Crawley, UK89 contributions
Lovely woods and tracks
Sep 2019 • Family
This is a lovely park for walking with dogs or kids. There is no playground but plenty of trees to climb and areas to explore. Lots of geocaches hidden here to find. It is hilly and I like it for running as quieter than the more obvious and popular Tilgate Park.

There is a wildlife centre which sells ice cream and gives information open at peak times. Bring cash.

The only problem is the park is very popular with dog owners not all of whom are great at clearing up but then you find that in lots of parks.
Written November 10, 2019
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