2.5km – 1.6 miles Difficulty – Easy
This walk is perfect if you just want a quick wander and easy parking. It takes you on a circular walk around Wiggonholt Heath, allowing you to explore the beautiful heathland and spot the variety of wildlife that live here.
There is a car park at Pulborough Brooks which is just off the A283 between Pulborough and Storrington. This is a large car park with overflow parking so you can always find a space. As of January 2022 the car park charges £3 to non RSPB members. The car park is open daily from dusk until dawn.
Address: RSPB Pulborough Brooks, Wiggonholt, Pulborough, RH20 2EL
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There is a café located next to the visitor centre, which is open daily, 10am – 4pm.
There are toilets at the visitor centre open 10am – 4pm.
From the car park, head in the direction of the Visitor Centre, taking a left before the entrance to the courtyard and head towards the board shown below. Head into Wiggonholt Heath and take the path leading to the left.
2. This walk is a simple clockwise loop around Wiggonholt Heath, following the path around the perimeter. However, we recommend taking a slight diversion from the path around the perimeter, and take the path leading uphill towards a viewpoint (see below) which has spectacular views across the heathland.
3. You can then continue on this path, which will bring you back down again. Re-join the path on the perimeter and follow this path clockwise.
4. If you fancy extending your walk further, as you turn the corner and start taking the path heading south, there is a path leading off to the left which crosses a small road into another heathland area. This heathland is more mature and is known as ‘The Triangle’, which allows you to do a triangular walk in here, before returning back to the original path.
5. Continue following the perimeter path around Wiggonholt Heath, which will eventually take you up a sandy uphill path back to the visitor centre. There are a number of the wooden posts shown below, dotted around the Heath which indicate which wildlife to look out for and have barcodes which you can scan to learn more about each of them.
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