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Nature conservation

Willoughby Fields Local Nature Reserve

This 20 hectare site, formally a lowland farm, was designated a Local Nature Reserve in 2012. It includes the sports pitches of Crawley Rugby Club, two streams, two large unimproved meadows and extensive hedgerows.

Plants
  • Yellow rattle
  • Blackthorn
  • Cuckoo flower
  • Black knapweed
  • Marsh thistle
Animals
  • Green woodpeckers
  • Whitethroat
  • Bullfinch
  • Kingfisher
  • Beautiful Demoiselle damselfly
  • Roe deer
  • Buzzard

Things to do

Combine your visit with the Willoughby Wander.

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

How to get here

This site can be accessed from the Rugby Club car park on Ifield Avenue. 

Ordnance Survey grid reference: TQ 257387

Nearest bus stop: The Orchards on Ifield Avenue, route 2

Neighbourhood: Langley Green