Butterfly Conservation
saving butterflies, moths and our environment
Butterfly Conservation - saving butterflies, moths and our environment

Sussex sites for butterflies

The Butterflies of Sussex
The Butterflies of Sussex


The sites are rated to give you an instant idea of how good the site is: *** sites are exceptional, ** sites are very good, and * sites are good. Those species listed under Key species and Other species can reasonably be expected to be seen during their flight period.


The presence of a site on this website does not imply open access - please observe all relevant access restrictions, keep to rights of way etc. We also urge visitors to act responsibly so as not to damage the butterflies and moths, their eggs, caterpillars or foodplants, or any other wildlife at these sites.


It would be nice to think that all of these sites and more, and the wildlife they contain, will still be present for future generations to enjoy. That will in large part depend on your support for Butterfly Conservation and other conservation organisations - please do join Butterfly Conservation if you have yet to do so.


Abbots Wood, East Sussex **

Arlington Reservoir, East Sussex **

Beachy Head, East Sussex ***

Bevendean, Brighton ***

Butchershole Bottom, East Sussex ***

Butts Brow, East Sussex ***

Cissbury Ring, West Sussex ***

Chantry Hill, West Sussex ***

Frog Firle Farm, East Sussex ***

Laughton Common Wood & Vert Wood, East Sussex ***

Lullington Heath, East Sussex ***

Malling Down, East Sussex ***

Park Corner Heath and Rowland Wood, East Sussex ***

Preston Park, Brighton and Hove *

Pulborough Brooks (RSPB), West Sussex) **

St Leonards Forest, West Sussex *

Seaford Head Nature Reserve, East Sussex **

Warnham LNR, West Sussex *

Windover Hill, East Sussex ***


 All material is published in good faith - please alert us to any information that you feel is incorrect.

  • Site name, county, star rating

  • Grid reference

  • Nearest town

  • Overview A short (20 word max) description of the site and its habitats

  • Access details

  • Key species

  • Other species

  • Occasional species

  • Site description 100 words about the site including practical details

  • Author

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