Nature Walks

We want as many people as possible to enjoy the great environment at Arlington and Ardingly reservoirs.

There are interesting walks around both sites, with clear way markers and plenty of information about the surrounding habitat.

The reservoirs boast an abundance of wildlife, ranging from large birds such as herons and ospreys to tiny mammals such as voles and shrews.

Dogs are welcome on both trails, but please keep them on a lead at all times.

Arlington Reservoir (Osprey Trail)

The Osprey Trail is a four-kilometre, circular route which provides an hour’s leisurely walk through an abundance of habitats.

View our leaflet about the Osprey Trails

Ardingly Reservoir (Kingfisher Trail)

The Kingfisher Trail is approximately seven kilometres in length, taking about three hours to complete at a leisurely pace. It isn’t a circular walk, but the neighbouring area can be explored using the local network of footpaths and bridleways, and the first-half is suitable for wheelchair access.

Find out more:

View our leaflet about the Kingfisher Trail