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Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Sussex Wildlife Trust is a wildlife trust and a registered charity[2] covering the counties of East Sussex and West Sussex, England.[3] The Trust's Chief Executive is Tor Lawrence who succeeds Tony Whitbread.[4]

Sussex Wildlife Trust
Woods Mill offices.jpg
Woods Mill offices
Official language
Chief Executive
Tor Lawrence[1]

The trust has its headquarters at Woods Mill near Small Dole and has 30,000 members including junior members. The Woods Mill site is itself a nature reserve with a lake, woodland and meadows.[citation needed]

The Trust manages 5000 acres (20 km²) of downland, woodland, wetland and heath. Their work also includes environmental education, working with land owners, companies and local communities to conserve Sussex. The Trust also manages many projects across the county of Sussex including the Gatwick Greenspace partnership.[5]



Woods Mill lake
  • Filsham Reedbed
  • Flatropers Wood
  • Gillham Woods
  • Iping and Stedham Commons
  • Levin Down
  • Malling Down
  • Marline Valley
  • The Mens
  • Old Lodge
  • Pagham Harbour
  • Pevensey Marshes
  • Selwyns Wood
  • Southerham
  • Waltham Brooks
  • West Dean Woods
  • Withdean Woods
  • Woods Mill

Smaller nature reservesEdit

  • Balcombe Marsh
  • Chailey Warren
  • The Deneway
  • Hundredhouse Copse
  • Leythorne meadow
  • Marehill Quarry

The Wildlife TrustEdit

Sussex Wildlife Trust is one of 47 local Wildlife Trusts across the whole of the UK, the Isle of Man & Alderney. There are approximately 765,000 members in total.[6]


  1. ^ "Tor Lawrence is appointed Chief Executive of Sussex Wildlife Trust". Sussex Wildlife Trust. Retrieved 22 June 2018.
  2. ^ Charity Commission. Sussex Wildlife Trust, registered charity no. 207005.
  3. ^ Sussex Wildlife Trust - Sussex Wildlife Trust
  4. ^ at
  5. ^ Gatwick Greenspace Partnership)
  6. ^ The Wildlife Trusts

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