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.
Dog Show 2018 Results - Jul 2018
We had a fantastic day at this year’s Fun Dog Show, despite the scorching weather keeping many inside and out of the sun. Our overall show winner was Cooper, a beautiful German Shepherd, who made the final after placing first in our ‘Most Appealing Eyes’ class.view more »
2018 Fun Dog Show Coming Soon! - Jun 2018
As you may be aware, it’s not long to go until our 2018 Fun Dog Show! This years event will be taking place on July 1st from 11am, with the first class starting at 11:30am.view more »
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.view more »
Friends of Buchan Country Park Photography Competition 2018 - Feb 2018
The Friends of Buchan Park 2018 Photography Competition is now open for entries!view more »
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!view more » View News Archive »
Art In The Park – Aug 2018
19 Aug 2018
Held in conjunction with Crawley Art Society, an event for all the family.view more »
Fun Dog Show – Jul 2018view more »
Easter Egg Hunt – Apr 2018view more »
Christmas Carols – Dec 2017view more »
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.