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Warnham Local Nature Reserve

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Warnham Rd, Horsham RH12 2RA, England
+44 1403 256890
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A local treasure

Last year I organised for a group of people to go to Warnham Nature Reserve. One of the rangers... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ros W
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Horsham, United Kingdom
Worth a visit

I have been several times. Farnham Nature Reserve, although small, is always worth a visit. It has... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Photo131
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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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 close partnership with Horsham District Council who own and manage the Reserve, we: * Promote the Reserve through displays and road shows * Meet & greet visitors to the Reserve and collect permit charges * Manage the Heron’s Rest café, selling drinks and light refreshments * Raise funds for specific projects * Organize and run programmes of events at the Reserve both for the public and for our members * Host regular evening visits by groups from local youth organisations * Assist with wildlife surveys All income raised is used for the benefit of the Reserve.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bird watching” (6 reviews)
“picnic area” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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"bird watching"
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"picnic area"
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"peaceful place"
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"woodland birds"
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"small birds"
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"lovely walk"
in 7 reviews
"watch the wildlife"
in 4 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"quiet afternoon"
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"bird boxes"
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"volunteer staff"
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"magpie"
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"blue tits"
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"water birds"
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"biscuits"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Last year I organised for a group of people to go to Warnham Nature Reserve. One of the rangers gave us an excellent guided walk and talk. He explained about the various birds and plants. We had a great evening. I would recommend the Nature...More

Thank Ros W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been several times. Farnham Nature Reserve, although small, is always worth a visit. It has specialties for every season. The bird watching is particularly good.

Thank Photo131
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very friendly and helpful people at the visitors centre to set you off on a quiet afternoon walk around the nature reserve. Lots to see and explore around the 92 acre grounds, free parking and just £2 per adult and children under 16 go free....More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

I live in Horsham and often do the Riverside walk where we finish up at Warnham Nature Reserve. It is a very nice place to visit where the family can learn about wild life - insects, birds, reptiles, etc. etc. There is very little information...More

Thank dooscoobie
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Went on a weekday and it was very peaceful. Took our 21 month old grandson who was quite happy pottering around. Easy walking and buggy friendly. We took a picnic but the small coffee shop looked nice. They don’t accept card payments so you need...More

Thank chrisg002
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Spent a very pleasant couple of hours here on Friday after a recommendation from a friend. For £2 you get to explore the nature reserve's well laid out trails and sit in the well positioned hides to try and spot the wildlife. Cafe is very...More

Thank bhillgal
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Very muddy in places (April) so wear boots. We saw a few deer, heron , usual ducks, swans, coots etc. Primroses were out. Had a lovely potter round, took us a couple of hours There is a coffee machine behind reception. There are toilets at...More

Thank rosielamb
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John W, Manager at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you RosieLamb for taking the trouble to post a review. I agree, parts of the Reserve are currently very muddy. The good news is that once Spring finally arrives it will dry out quickly. Anyway it sounds as if you enjoyed your walk around...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Not sure if it was the day or me but saw very little wildlife on my visit. There are plenty of hides to go in and watch but i felt that the main areas were so restricted it was a bit disappointing. For example you...More

Thank Malcolm W
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Accessible on foot, bicycle and bus for many in Horsham, this is a quiet walk through trees and grassland with raised walkways through the wettest parts. There are several hides to view bird feeders, lake and ponds and with patience some interesting wildlife can be...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

This is a lovely location but the food is to expensive probably to do with the Council rental. Nice coffee cakes and savories seem to be local produce or made on site.More

Thank Graham D
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John W, Manager at Warnham Local Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2018

Hello Graham. It is great to see you share our view of the Reserve being a lovely location but am a little confused by your reference to 'food at the Reserve being expensive probably due to do with the Council'. It is now 3 years...More

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Christopher F
15 July 2017|
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Response from Ian M | Reviewed this property |
It open at 10am and closes at dusk. There is a café you can get a coffee and light snack. Nice big hides, for either sun cover or rain.
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mightymm99
4 July 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
6 June 2015|
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Response from John W |
Sorry, but dogs, ball games and cycling are not permitted on the Reserve.
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