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.


Alternative Event Parking - Mar 2018

We are expecting a large turnout for Easter Egg Hunt, and there is only limited parking available at Buchan Country Park.

To ensure that you are able to attend, we highly advise walking to the park if you are close enough. Should the car park become full we recommend using one of the alternative parking areas available.

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Friends of Buchan Country Park Photography Competition 2018 - Feb 2018

The Friends of Buchan Park 2018 Photography Competition is now open for entries!

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Photography Competition 2017 Winners! - Jan 2018

Now that the The Friends of Buchan Country Park 2017 photography competition has come to a close, we are pleased to be able to announce the winners!

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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.

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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!

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Upcoming Events

Fun Dog Show – Jul 2018

01 Jul 2018

This year’s Fun Dog Show will be taking place on July 1st on the picnic area by the lake. There will be various classes to enter and attractions to enjoy, details to be announced nearer the day.

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Past Events

Easter Egg Hunt – Apr 2018

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Christmas Carols – Dec 2017

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All About Apples – Oct 2017

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Photography Competition

The 2018 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.

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