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The Wildfowl and Wetlands trust

The trust is around 18 miles from the pub and it takes approximately forty minutes to drive the distance

The wildfowl and Wetlands are located in Arundel next to the river arun. The trust is popular with all ages. It has an excellent reputation worldwide for its knowledge of wildfowl and is evolving as a key source of information on wetlands. There are between 30 to 35 scientists tackling a wide range of research projects on wildfowl biology, ecology, management and conservation for endangered species.

Annually the numbers of wetland habitats are monitored globally for conservation and action plans are created for endangered species.

A range of magazines and letters are published on the subject.

Tourist Information

Facilities and attractions

The reserve keeps a number of birds including ducks, geese an swans and  endangered species from all over the world. Throughout the autumn and winter, the breeding season takes place. There are seven birdwatching hides, four activity stations, a boardwalk over a meadow and water garden. In the visitor centre you can relax, put your feet up and look out of the viewing gallery over the swam lake.

Inside there is a restaurant, exhibition area and gift shop. There are excellent facilities for the disabled with easy paths for pushchairs and wheel chairs. There are also ramps to the main and side doors, an adapted toilet and free wheel chairs. Binocular hire is also available.

Opening hours

The reserve is open all year round daily between 9.30 and 16.30. 


The reserve is located one mile north of Arundel town centre next to the river Arun. It is also 10 miles from Worthing, Chichester and Bognor Regis. Parking is free.

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