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Warnham Local Nature Reserve

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A nice place to walk around

This nature reserve is a great place to walk around and enjoy the wild life. There is a small... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
macheeseman
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Crawley, United Kingdom
Interesting walks.

We went there (again) as part of Horsham Riverside Walk. Not a bad cafe, although a bit limited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jack M
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“bird watching”(9 reviews)
“harvest mice”(8 reviews)
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The Friends of Warnham Local Nature Reserve is a registered charity (No. 1171924). Our aim is to ensure the conservation, protection, and improvement of Warnham Local Nature Reserve for the benefit of both the public and the wildlife. Working in...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Warnham Rd, Horsham RH12 2RA, England
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+44 1403 256890
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Having lived in Horsham for 5 years we decided to finally visit the reserve. The actual place is lovely and peaceful but when we entered one of the hides we were made to feel very uncomfortable by the photographers who had set up camp in...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Annemc1972, Many thanks for your recent review we are glad you finally made it to the reserve. We are very sorry to hear that you were made to feel very unwelcome in not one but two of our hides by the photographers and that there...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This nature reserve is a great place to walk around and enjoy the wild life. There is a small admission change, but the children loved it and at certain times they do extra things, like making a bird feeder when we were last thereMore

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank macheeseman
Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Macheesman, Many thanks for your review of the reserve. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed walking around and seeing the local wildlife, and that your children enjoyed one of the many activities we sometimes have on the reserve. We do hold several different...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there (again) as part of Horsham Riverside Walk. Not a bad cafe, although a bit limited. No guarantee of seeing any rare birds, but nice walk in rural surroundings, woods, decking walkways, bird hides, etc.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Jack M
Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Jack M Many thanks for your review of your recent visit to the reserve. We appreciate that you understand that sightings of rare wildlife is not guaranteed but that you enjoyed our many different walks around the reserve, through woodland, raised deck walks and several...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this reserve on a hot day in August 2019. First encounter after we'd paid the very cheap entrance fee of £2 was a friendly lady who showed us harvest mice and their nest of young. We didn't actually see the babies as they...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Rosy J
Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Rosy J, Thank you for lovely review. Glad that your first encounter at our reserve was our friendly staff who showed you the local exhibits in the visitor centre. There are lots of different wildlife to see around the reserve both out on the pond...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great nature reserve! We usually spend 1-2 hours here, simply to enjoy the nature! There is such a range of wildlife here- we even saw a kingfisher on a stick which stayed there for a minute or so. We had only spent five minutes...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

TripaCorn, Many thanks for your lovely review. We are pleased that you are regular visitors and you come to enjoy our wonderful nature and wildlife, glad that your saw the kingfisher too. Thank you for comments regarding our hides and their conditions, we try to...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nature at its best a lovely place to take my yound son to go and see the ducks and various other wildlife the reserve has to offer. When it's sunny I recommend taking a picnic as there are picnic benches around the site.More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Tom P
Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

TomP, Many thanks for your kind review of our reserve. We are pleased to hear that your young son enjoys seeing the many varied wildlife that we have on the reserve. We would advise that there are designated picnic areas in the courtyard and in...More

Reviewed August 7, 2019

Delightful lady at reception explained in detail where the hides are and what we might expect to see at each one. We were offered a laminated map to borrow but in fact we took a photo of it on a phone which was much easier...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends of Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2019

IanJoan44, Many thanks for your great review. We are pleased to hear that you found our staff very helpful, glad too that the kingfisher was on its best behaviour and stayed around for a long visit, not always the case sometimes it is just a...More

Reviewed July 29, 2019 via mobile

Fantastic day out for the whole family kids throughly enjoyed themselves as did my Wife and I trying to remember all the names of the bugs we saw and birds etc. Back at the Cafe the Staff who are so knowledgeable and friendly were doing...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2019

AngelDad65 Many thanks for the lovely review of your recent visit. We are glad you had fun on the bug hunts and seeing lots of them and other wildlife. Glad to hear the children also enjoyed themselves with the crafts. We look forward to welcoming...More

Reviewed July 19, 2019

Needing a walk and fresh air we again went to this local nature reserve. There is a nominal charge to enter. All the walks are laid out and there are several hides to view the bird feeder and the lake.More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2019

ChimneyCorner Thank you for taking the time to review our reserve. We are pleased that you find us a great place to walk around in the fresh air whilst taking in the local wildlife and plant life. There is a small nominal charge to enter...More

Reviewed July 16, 2019

Have visited here many times during spring and summer, it's a top quality place for birds and insect life right on our doorstep. I have driven past on numerous occasions before visiting and realising what I've been missing. The wildflower meadow is presently stunning and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 62AMH
Viv R, Social Media Officer, Friends Warnham LNR at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded July 20, 2019

62AMH Many thanks for your recent review. We are pleased that you made the decision to call in and see us and that you found the wildflower meadow stunning and that you always find different things to see. We look forward to seeing you again...More

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Christopher F
July 15, 2017|
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Response from 388kas | Reviewed this property |
Warnham Nature Reserve has a website. Hours are 10-5 every day.
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mightymm99
July 4, 2015|
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Response from John W |
Day permits are £1.50 for adults, u16's free. The reserve is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm ( 5 pm in winter). You can buy hot/cold drinks and snacks in the Visitor Centre.
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Kimmie81164
June 6, 2015|
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Sorry, but dogs, ball games and cycling are not permitted on the Reserve.
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