Reservoir family walk suitable for bikes and wheelchairs, Haywards Heath Sussex. Kingfisher Trail. Watersports

Ardingly Reservoir

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A small cafe, by the car park, is open at weekends and during school holidays.

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A lovely gentle walk, suitable for the whole family, with spectacular views across the water. 


* Easy way-marked route (follow the Kingfishers!)  

* Watch the birds from the hide and use the information boards to help you identify each species  

* Try paddle boarding or kayaking (pre-booking required)

A lovely gentle walk, suitable for the whole family, with spectacular views across the water. 

* Easy way-marked route (follow the Kingfishers!)  

* Watch the birds from the hide and use the information boards to help

   you identify each species  

* Try paddle boarding or kayaking (pre-booking required)​

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KEY INFO:

ADMISSION:

FREE!!

SUITABLE FOR

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LOCATION:

Ardingly, West Sussex, RH17 6SQ

PARKING:

Free parking

AMENITIES:

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DISTANCE:

1.5 km each way

OPEN:

Check car park closure time on entry

PARKING MAP
ROUTE MAP AVAILABLE
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The walk begins by the valve tower, in front of the car park (Way Marker 1). From here, follow the path along the water's edge, heading away from the Activity Centre. Continue on this path until you reach the road (causeway, Way Marker 7). 


At this point, you can choose either to return the way you came, or take the hillier extension loop (see map). Your hill climbing efforts will be rewarded with great views across the water.


Please note, it isn't possible to walk all the way around the reservoir! Although the Kingfisher Trail continues along the causeway and on to a bridleway on the opposite bank of the reservoir (up to Way Marker 12), you will need to retrace your steps to get back to the car park.. 


Whilst the path is fairly even underfoot, it can get very muddy in places and is therefore not suitable for wheels during the winter months, or after periods of heavy rain. There are no stiles or steps on the Kingfisher Trail (although there is a kissing gate at the end of the path, where it meets the causeway). 


Dogs are welcome, but please keep them on a lead at all times and remember to pick up after them.