Bedelands Farm Local Nature Reserve
Bedelands Farm Local Nature Reserve is situated on the northern edge of Burgess Hill and access to it is from the playing fields next to Burgess Hill Town Football Club, off Maple Drive, and from Coopers Close. Other entry points are from a footpath near Valebridge Close and from beneath the viaduct in Valebridge Road. The site is owned by Mid Sussex District Council and the Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network help to maintain it.
The Nature Reserve consists of ancient meadows, woodland, hedgerows and ponds, covering 33 hectares (80 acres). Since 1994, in consultation with the District Council and the University of Sussex, the Friends group have been surveying the wildlife and keeping records so that a comprehensive management plan can be devised and implemented for the conservation of all the flora and fauna and the public’s enjoyment. The Nature Reserve is a Site of Nature Conservation Importance (SNCI). Valebridge Meadow was designated a Coronation Meadow in 2013.