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Ardingly Reservoir - Things to Know Before Visiting

Ardingly Reservoir, Haywards Heath RH17, UK

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About Ardingly Reservoir

Ardingly Reservoir was set in 120 acres of spectacular landscape near Berwick, in East Sussex, It was filled with water pumped from the River Cuckmere when river flows are high. The water is then stored in the reservoir before being treated and distributed to customers. The Ardingly Activity Centre provides watersports for the public including wind surfing, canoeing, powerboating and dinghy sailing. The reservoir is also used by Ardingly Rowing Club.

Attractions Near Ardingly Reservoir

Ouse Valley Viaduct
Ouse Valley Viaduct1.61km from Ardingly Reservoir

Ouse Valley Viaduct offers quite the dramatic view. A structural marvel, the viaduct was originally built in 1838 to carry the London-Brighton line over the River Ouse. It is located to the north of Haywards Heath and to the south of Balcombe. Known for its ornate design, the structure has been described as "probably the most elegant viaduct in Britain.

Borde Hill garden
Borde Hill garden 2.12km from Ardingly Reservoir

Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed garden set within 200 acres of scenic parkland. Renowned as a plantsman’s paradise, the Garden boasts rare shrubs and champion trees, stunning herbaceous borders, a large lily pool and subtropical dells with palms and banana trees. This heritage Garden is renowned for its rare shrubs and champion trees, created from specimens accumulated by the great Victorian plant

Wakehurst2.61km from Ardingly Reservoir

Explore a beautiful wild botanic garden, home to the Millennium Seed Bank and over 500 acres of the world’s plants in the heart of Sussex. It was a house and botanic gardens in West Sussex, England, owned by the National Trust. Visitors are able to see the gardens, the Mansion, and also visit the seed bank. The garden today covers some 2 km2 and includes walled and water gardens, woodland and wetland conservation areas.

Borde Hill Garden
Borde Hill Garden3.02km from Ardingly Reservoir

Borde Hill is a beautiful Grade II* English Heritage listed garden set within 200 acres of scenic parkland. It is an Ideal place for a great family day out and it offers fine plants with intimate garden 'rooms'. Magical woodland and parkland with superb views across the Sussex Weald. It is home to many rare shrubs: from rhododendrons, azaleas and magnolias to roses, as well as numerous trees.

Wings Aviation Museum
Wings Aviation Museum4.82km from Ardingly Reservoir

The Wings Museum is an aviation museum located in Sussex. It is housed in a large "hangar" style building located near to Gatwick Airport and close to Balcombe and Handcross villages in West Sussex. We have been open to the public for over 15 years. They display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including The Home Front, RAF Fighter Command, The Blitz, Battle of Britain, Bomb Disposal, Home Guard, Air raid shelters, Aircraft Turrets, RAF Bomber Comma

High Beeches Gardens
High Beeches Gardens5.69km from Ardingly Reservoir

High Beeches Gardens is a beautiful woodland and water garden covering some 27 acres. The gardens include many rare and unusual plants and Champion trees - the supreme example of their type in the UK. They were specialised in the species forms of plants - these are the original wild specimens found in the wild from around the world. The plants are selected for outstanding colour, fragrance and beauty.

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West Sussex is a county in South East England on the English Channel coast. The county has a long history of human settlement dating back to the Lower Paleolithic era. West Sussex has a range of scenery, including Wealden, downland, and coastal.