Ditchling Common Country Park

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From June 2016 cattle crazing resumes until the autumn, please look out for signs and keep dogs under strict control near cattle, keep gates closed (see grazing plan and warning notices).

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

Application for fishing permit

Rules of Fishing

Dogs

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.

More information

  • Ditchling Common Country Park leaflet.
    Visitor information, including a location map and nature trail details
  • Grazing Plan
  • Grazing warning notices
  • Report a problem

    The danger posed to wildlife by discarded fishing equipment is made clear to anglers when they are granted a permit to fish. We litter-pick at the site once a week. But if you have concerns, please report them to the Countryside Maintenance Team. Precise location details and photographs are extremely useful in helping us deal quickly with any issues: Contact Rights of Way & Countryside Maintenance

    If you find an injured wild animal please contact RSPCA (0300 123 4999) or East Sussex Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service Emergency line 07815 078234