Summary accessibility statement
How to get here
The nearest mainline station is Eridge on the London Victoria-Uckfield line. From the station, walk north-east along Eridge Road. After 1.2 miles (1.9 km), turn right down Park Corner Lane and at the end of Park Corner Lane turn right along Broadwater Forest Lane. After 0.2 miles (0.3 km) on the right there is a gate into the reserve.
The Arriva service 228/229 between Tunbridge Wells and Crowborough and the Brighton and Hove service 28/29/29A/29B between Tunbridge Wells and Brighton both stop on the A26 close to the reserve. The safest stops are at Eridge Green from where you can walk down Warren Farm Lane (next to Eridge Church) to the Sussex Wildlife Trust Eridge Rocks Nature Reserve and then through Eridge Rocks north into Broadwater Warren.
The Forest Way, part of the Downs and Weald Cycle Route (National Route 21), follows the route of an old railway line from East Grinstead to Groombridge. It is about 2 and a half miles from the end of Forest.
From Tunbridge Wells, take the A26 south towards Crowborough. After 2.1 miles (3.4 km), turn right into Broadwater Forest Lane. Continue along Broadwater Forest Lane for 0.8 miles (1.3 km.
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Access to facilities
- Accessed on Broadwater Forest Lane- a rural two-lane road with no pavement on either side.
- Hard surfaced (rolled hoggin).
- No kerbs or steps and the gate onto the All-Ability Trail is suitable for wheelchairs and buggies.
- The white Nature trail is 1.5 miles (approx 40 minutes) taking in heathland, woodland and the decoy pond. The first 200m is flat, and hard-surfaced. After that the trail is on an unsurfaced track. There are wide kissing gates adapted for wheelchair and buggy users.
- The second is the green heathland and woodland trail which is 3 miles long (approx 2 hours) which takes you round the whole reserve including an optional detour to the heathland viewpoint. This is generally unsurfaced, and can become muddy in autumn and winter. There is a section of boardwalk crossing ecologically important wet woodland, and narrower kissing gates.
- Benches can be found along both Trails.
- Along both trails there are permanent and temporary information signs.
- Dogs are allowed into the reserve, but they must be kept on leads from 1 February to 30 September, and under close control at all times for the protection of the threatened wildlife species that breed here.
- Owners are asked to use the bins provided at the entrances to dispose of mess.