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.


Parking for our All About Apples event - Sep 2018

It’s not long to go until our All About Apples event!

Remember, there is limited parking at the park itself. If you live locally, it’s definitely worth walking in, or using public transport.

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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.

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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.

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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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Upcoming Events

Christmas Carols – Dec 2018

16 Dec 2018

Join us for this year’s Christmas Carols event taking place on December 16th from 10:30am. There will be singing, mince pies, punch, cakes, and a Christmas tombola too!

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Past Events

All About Apples – Sep 2018

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Art In The Park – Aug 2018

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Fun Dog Show – Jul 2018

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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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