Photo © Barry Shimmon (cc-by-sa/2.0)
  • Managed by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Winter flooding of the Brooks attracts thousands of birds
  • Many different species of bird nest, including avocet which fledged four young successfully in Spring 2020
  • 4 hides and other view points on Wetland Trail
  • Public footpaths on Heathland Trail. Circular walk of 3 miles on Wetland Trail
  • Disabled friendly – many seats in situ and electric vehicle hire
  • Fantastic wildlife activities for children, including open playground area

The entrance to RSPB Pulborough Brooks is situated on the A283 about two miles east of Pulborough and just before Parham House. It was officially opened as a reserve in 1989, prior to which it was a farm. The Brooks are situated within the flood plain of the River Arun so regularly flood in winter which draw thousands of wildfowl and other birds to feed. In Spring and Autumn many migratory species of bird can be seen on the pools and in Summer the reserve is a haven for flowers, butterflies, moths and dragon flies. There is a large car park, Visitor Centre, toilets, café and gift shop. Dogs welcome on Heathland Trail but not on Wetland Trail. Open all year.