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Old Lodge Nature Reserve

This Local Nature Reserve is set in the middle of the much larger Ashdown Forest, itself a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Protection Area. Old Lodge is one of the few places left in Sussex where the delightfully colourful redstart breeds regularly, although this is thanks largely to the nestboxes put up and maintained by Sussex Wildlife Trust volunteers.

Highlights: Silver-studded blue butterflies; acid water-loving dragonflies; nightjar, redstart, woodcock, tree pipit, stonechat and adder.

Access: The simplest access is directly from the small car park. Please keep to the well-marked nature trail which leads around most of the reserve. There are some stiles and steep slopes. Unfortunately dogs are not permitted on this nature reserve. Part of the private road through the middle of the reserve is also a public footpath, but is closed to vehicles.

Grid reference: TQ471303

These maps are intended as a guideline only; you must check the exact location of the reserve yourself. Wildlife Extra assumes no responsibility for the accuracy or usefulness of the information on this website.


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