Ditchling Common Country Park


Cattle have arrived at Ditchling Common Country Park. Grazing will be undertaken in partnership with Plumpton Agricultural College until September to improve the wildlife value of the site. Signs have been put up on site informing visitors and requesting dogs to be kept under close control in the areas when livestock are present.

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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