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Nature conservation

Rathlin Road Meadow, Pond and Wood

This site has a marshy flood meadow, pond, brook and broad-leaved woodland. A pathway leads through the woodland and there are informal paths through other areas.

Plants
  • Lesser celandine
  • Wood anemone
  • Bluebell
  • Wild arum
  • Dog’s mercury
  • Yellow flag iris
  • Great willowherb
  • Gipsywort
  • Marsh bedstraw
  • Cuckoo-flower
Animals
  • Great spotted woodpecker
  • Nuthatch
  • Long-tailed tits
  • Speckled wood butterflies
  • Coots
  • Moorhens
  • Heron
  • Kingfisher
  • Frogs
  • Orange tip butterflies

Things to do

Combine your visit with the Bewbush to Broadfield circular walk.

Help to manage this site, become a volunteer with Gatwick GreenSpace Partnership.

How to get here

This site can be accessed from Rathlin Road or Broadfield playing fields.

Ordnance Survey grid reference:  TQ 258354

Nearest bus stop:  Horsham Road (Holy Trinity), routes 1 and 6

Neighbourhood: Broadfield