Buchan Country Park is 170 acres of Country Park managed by West Sussex County Council for wildlife conservation and quiet recreation. A great place for walking, wildlife watching or a picnic. Part of the Country Park is designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) for its range of Dragonfly species and the entirety of the park is a Site of Wildlife Conservation Importance (SNCI). The Country Park has a network of surfaced paths and plenty of benches, picnic tables and wooden sculptures to enjoy.
The Friends of Buchan Country Park is an independent self-funding body who aim to support the work of the Countryside Rangers by promoting the park, its use as a public green space and its wildlife conservation value. This is done through running a range of annual events including the Fun Dog Show, Art in the Park, Easter Egg hunt, All About Apples and Christmas Carols which all raise funds for the park.
Membership is only £2 per year and the committee is always looking for new members to join, volunteer a few hours help at events and contribute to our meetings. Feel free to view our constitution, find out more about becoming a member, or get in touch if you have any questions.
Orchard Project Update - Jan 2017
As many of you will already know, The Friends of Buchan Park have been working closely with the Countryside Rangers to help rejuvenate the overgrown orchard at the park.view more »
Photography Competition Winners Announced - Nov 2016
The Friends of Buchan Country Park 2016 photography competition has now come to a close. All of the entries have been judged by the park volunteers and we are pleased to be able to announce the winners…view more »
2016 Photography Competition Now Closed - Oct 2016
With our photography competition coming to a close at the end of September, judging is now taking place at the park. The winning photo will receive a £40 cash prize, and we also have a trophy on offer for the best junior photographer.view more »
All About Apples – Another FoBCP Success! - Oct 2016
On October 16th the Friends of Buchan Country Park held our annual All About Apples event, and despite a rainy start to the day, we had a fantastic turnout!view more » View News Archive »
Easter Egg Hunt – Apr 2017
16 Apr 2017
Join us for our annual Easter fun day, taking place on Easter Sunday at Buchan Country Park. More details coming soon!view more »
Christmas Carols – Dec 2016view more »
All About Apples – Oct 2016view more »
Art In The Park – Aug 2016view more »
The country park is open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. For the latest car park and Countryside Centre opening hours, please check the WSCC website.
For a walking map of the park as well as information about the different areas to explore and wildlife to see, please view the Buchan Country Park Trail Guide.