Southwater Country Park

Southwater CP

Created from a former brickworks, Southwater Country Park covers 90 acres (36 ha).

It has level surfaced paths which 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 park also includes a beautiful wildlife area ‘The Quarry’, which 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.

For more information about the Country Park, visit the website of Horsham District Council.

Meeting place

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. Look at the results.

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