Accessibility at Pulborough Brooks

Summary accessibility statement

Before you visit

We try to make our events as accessible as we can - please check with a member of the team before booking.

How to get here

By train

The nearest station is Pulborough 2 miles (4 km) from the reserve. Taxi's are available.

By bus

Compass Bus 100, from Burgess Hill to Horsham, stops at Pulborough train station and serves the stop immediately outside the reserve. It is a request stop, so you will need to ask the driver to drop you outside the reserve when you board.

By road

Located approximately 2 miles/3.2 km from Pulborough village. Follow the A283 towards Storrington. The reserve is located on the right-hand side.

Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.

Other ways to get there

The reserve is 2.5 miles/4km via road and public footpath from Pulborough railway station. The public footpath that crosses the nature reserve can be very wet and muddy following rain and can be impassable if the river has flooded.

Access to facilities

Visitor centre
  • Main entrance and information area on ground floor with step free level entry.
  • Level access throughout.
  • Tiled floor surface.
  • Lowered section of service counter.
  • Staff available to assist.
Car parking
5 Blue Badge spaces
  • Blue Badge parking outside visitor centre with Tarmac surface.
  • Loose gravel surface in main car park.
  • No steps between the car park and the visitor centre.
Toilet and baby changing

Non-slip tile flooring.

Nature trails access
  • Wetland Trail is gentle, just over 2 miles (3.5 km), lovely views and a stone path.  There are gradients and the trail is bumpy in places, especially after rain.  It is suitable for pushchairs but manual wheelchairs would require a very strong helper.  Two self-drive tramper mobility scooters are available to hire - these can access the full wetland trail and viewpoints but must be parked outside of the hides. A variety of seating with and without back support, some with/without arms and high perching seats.
  • The wooded heathland trail is about 1.5 miles (2 km) and includes steep gradients, tree roots and sandy paths. This trail is not suitable for our mobility scooters.
Viewing points

Level entry to all hides.

Café
  • Step-free level access to the cafe.
  • Chairs are upright without arms.
  • Good lighting.
  • Tiled floor.
  • Outside seating is made up of benches and tables, with wheelchair spaces available under the covered area.
  • Staff available to assist.
Picnic area
  • Five picnic tables with space for wheelchair users and pushchairs/buggies.
  • Two picnic tables with space for a wheelchair user are available in Fattengates courtyard - 20 minutes walk from the Visitor Ventre.
Dogs
  • Sorry, dogs are not allowed on the wetland nature trail (except for registered assistance dogs).
  • Dogs on leads are welcome on the heathland trail, and on public footpaths and bridleways.
  • Water for dogs is available at the Visitor Centre and they are welcome on the tea terrace (on leads).
Educational facilities
  • On ground floor of the Visitor Centre with level entry from a corridor.
  • Step free, level access throughout.
  • Non-slip floor surface.
  • Well lit. 

Downloads

Find out more about accessibility at Pulborough Brooks. PDF, 1.6MB

Pulborough Brooks access statement