Bersted Brooks

This is a ‘wild area’ of nearly 50 acres on the outskirts of Bognor Regis, made up of three large fields which used to be farmed until recently. It’s known locally as The Brooks. The habitat includes mature trees, hedgerows, ditches and scrubland. Its proximity to the Aldingbourne Rife, a stream, means that it floods quite often, when ducks and waders take over, and other wildlife to spot here ranges from insects such as butterflies, meadow grasshoppers and dragonflies, to birds like the Skylark, the Yellowhammer and the Sedge Warbler so do bring your binoculars. Trees and bushes include Black Poplars and Dog Rose.

Please note that one corner of the ‘Two-eights’ field is a dog-free zone to allow the Skylarks to nest safely on the ground. There is a free public car park.

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