Ditchling Common Country Park


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Cattle have returned. Signs are in place informing visitors and requesting dogs to be kept under close control in the areas when livestock are present. Areas are grazed in rotation as last year and large parts of the park are livestock free at any one time so as to allow for visitors who do not feel confident walking in areas that contain livestock.

Ditchling Common Country Park covers 76 hectares (188 acres). The site is used for activities including walking, fishing, picnicking, education and dog walking

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How to get there

There is a large car park situated on Folders Lane East at the southern end of the Park. The map reference for the car park is TQ335181. The nearest train stations are Burgess Hill and Wivelsfield.

Fishing permits

There are two ponds at Ditchling Common County Park, and you can fish in both of them. You'll need a rod license from the Environment Agency and a fishing permit from us:

Application for fishing permit (RTF)

Application for fishing permit (Adobe PDF)


Dogs are welcome but they must be kept under control at all times so that they do not disturb others e.g. children, grazing animals, fishermen and nesting birds.

Please use the dog bins located close to the car park.

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