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East Sussex Reserves
Each of the following links lead to a BFA assessment of the reserve by BFA members and others, using the BFA form. ALL types of mobility problem are assumed so there are details of path surfaces, gradients and distances as well as benches and hide details.
East Sussex Mobility Scooter Provision
The following sites have mobility scooters for hire… it is ALWAYS wise to enquire in advance to ensure one is available:
Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Sussex Wildlife Trust
The Nature Reserve and birdwatching hides are open at all times along a network of footpaths – these are shown on our reserve map page. See above entry for reserve details. Entry is free. It is an ideal place for visitors with limited mobility because the ground is level and most footpaths have a good surface. There is a private road that runs through the Beach Reserve that is good for wheelchairs and all five birdwatching hides are accessible to some wheelchairs ring 01797 227784.
Sheffield Park National Trust
Sheffield Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3QX is five miles east of Haywards Heath, in East Sussex, England TN22 3QX. Explore over 250 acres of parkland where paths and resting spots dating back to the 18th century once existed for pausing to enjoy the views back towards the lakes and out towards Fletching village. Copses of trees are dotted around the hillside, attributed to ‘Capability’ Brown and creating the English landscape appearance he was so famous for. Also dating back to the same time is Irongates Lock, built by the First Earl of Sheffield to allow navigation of the River Ouse, which runs across the bottom of the estate and does its flood meadow. During the spring and summer months the meadow is covered in wild flowers, butterflies, damselflies and dragonflies. The old river meanders and ox-bow lake are still visible across the meadow. There are accessible toilets adjacent to reception and in the restaurant and there is dedicated mobility parking. They have 1 Tramper for hire and their contact number is 01825 790231