Know before you go
Parking informationSpace for two cars. Please do not block the metal gates to the railway line.
A surfaced path runs through the northern end of the reserve and a grassy path runs to the southern end.
Part of this grassland and wetland reserve should be accessible to off road mobility scooters.
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitSummer for butterflies but great all year round
About the reserve
View the latest sightings at North Wingfield. Alongside a busy railway line, North Wingfield is a narrow strip of grassland, with the River Rother running through its southern half.
In an area where there are few other wildlife habitats, the reserve is a useful refuge for a variety of plants and animals, including the water vole, which has now become scarce in many areas.
A small area of oak woodland has been extended - this wood and the surrounding grassland contain many different plants, including lady's smock, perforate St. John's wort and prickly lettuce.
In summer you are likely to see several common butterfly species, among them orange tip and peacock, while birds to look for include kingfisher, bullfinch and yellowhammer.
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Play Wild rating
Green - Go wild all year round.