Created from a former brickworks, Southwater Country Park covers 90 acres (36 ha). There is a café beside the lake.
Level, surfaced paths provide an easy-going lakeside walk. A selection of outdoor activities are on offer including an adventure-style play area, orienteering course, tuition in canoeing and sailing.
The beautiful wildlife area of ‘The Quarry’, is managed for nature conservation. It supports wildlife such as lizards, kingfishers, nightingales in addition to various butterflies and dragonflies.
The adjacent Downs Link Bridleway passes through the Park, making it a base to explore further afield on foot, bike, or horse.
Parking is free on weekdays between 1st November and 31st March. At other times, HGG members working in the Park will be issued with vouchers valid for that morning.
For more information about the Country Park, visit the website of Horsham District Council.
We meet outside the cafe.
The entrance to the car park is in Station Road
Postcode for GPS is RH13 9UN and the OS map ref is TQ 161 258
Bus route 98. Alight at Cripplegate Lane.
We carry out a census of the wild orchids on part of this site each year.