Ditchling Common Country Park

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Cattle Grazing

Cattle grazing has now started and the cattle will move from fields 1–5 in order (see grazing plan for field numbers). Please keep an eye out for signs.

Skylarks

Skylarks are nesting in the long grass! Please keep your dog on the main paths between April and July. Skylark populations are falling fast. To survive they need to raise two or three clutches a year. Disturbance by dogs causes adults to flee the nest leaving the eggs and chicks vulnerable to predators and the cold wind.

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

Cattle Grazing

Cattle grazing is due to start in May 2020. Please keep an eye out for signs.

Cattle Notice

Grazing Plan

How to get there

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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

New fishing permits are temporarily suspended.

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.

Drones

Drones are not permitted at Ditchling Common. They cause a nuisance to other visitors and disturbance to the wildlife on the park.

More information

Ditchling Common Country Park leaflet.
Visitor information, including a location map and nature trail details

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: Email the Countryside Maintenance Team

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