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 free 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.
We Need Your Apples! - Aug 2017
Do you have an apple tree in your garden which has more fruit on it than you know what to do with? If so, we are looking for donations for our All About Apples day which will be taking place on Sunday October 1st.view more »
Art in the Park 2017 Photos - Aug 2017
Thanks to all those who came along to our Art in the Park event which took place on Sunday the 20th of August. You can see a selection of photos from the day as well as a round up of what we had on off on our dedicated Art in the Park 2017 page!view more »
Photography Competition 2017 - Aug 2017
The Friends of Buchan Park 2017 Photography Competition is now open for entries!view more »
Art In The Park 2017 Announcement - Jul 2017
Join us from 10:30am on Sunday August 20th at Buchan Country Park for our annual Art In The Park event! Held in conjunction with Crawley Art Society, it will be a fun day for all the family, with lot’s of fantastic free activities to get involved with. Try your hand at various art and craft […]view more »
2017 Dog Show Winners - Jul 2017
Thank you to all those who came along to our Fun Dog Show which took place on June 25th!
Congratulations to all of our winners, especially our best in show Teddy! You can see all of the winners here, plus lots of pictures on our Dog Show 2017 page.view more » View News Archive »
All About Apples – Oct 2017
01 Oct 2017
For this year’s All About Apples event we are planning lots of family friendly fun, which will be taking place throughout the day from 10:30am – 3pm. This will include fresh apple juice squeezing, plus a variety of games, quizzes and activities for all to get involved with.view more »
Art In The Park – Aug 2017view more »
Fun Dog Show – Jun 2017view more »
Easter Egg Hunt – Apr 2017view more »
The 2017 Friends of Buchan Country Park Photography Competition is now open, with your chance to win a £40 cash prize!
For full details please see our dedicated photography competition page.
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.