Arlington Reservoir

Arlington Reservoir © Simon Carey
Arlington Reservoir © Simon Carey
Farmland near Arlington © Simon Carey

Completed in 1971, Arlington Reservoir supplies water to the Eastbourne, Polegate, Hailsham and Heathfield areas, as well as being a local trout fishery. The 49 hectare site supports diverse habitats, with 173 recorded bird species and a wintering population of up to 10,000 wildfowl.

This is an easy walk around Arlington Reservoir and through the Nature Reserve, with views across the Reservoir and to the South Downs. There is a shorter option of 2.5 miles. Gentle hills and some stiles.

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Readers' Comments

  • Thu 7 Dec 2017, 13:20
    Mr C Swaddling

    And you are just plain rude and a coward S F Chew, as you hide behind a non de plume. I find your comments insulting to people less mobile than you, who through no fault of their own are confined to a wheelchair. Be careful who you mock as today or tomorrow through illness or accident that maybe you in that wheelchair.

  • Sat 27 May 2017, 18:27
    Dr. Shit Fun Chew

    Regarding the above comment, surely the clue was in 'easy walk'. Don't think they advertise 'easy powered access' so you shouldn't have been misled, you're just stupid.

  • Wed 10 Feb 2016, 17:11
    Mrs Karen Tritton

    My husband and I, with our dog, visited Arlington reservoir today, 10th February, we parked our car and paid our £2 parking fee. After reading your website stating ' an easy walk around Arlington reservoir ' we were looking forward to a nice afternoon out. Unfortunately, as a powered wheelchair user, I was unable to gain access through the gateways due to the ground being to wet and churned up by walkers. I live in a village where I walk my dog in fields and lanes all weathers and have never come across such terrible ground for a public area. We had to settle for a walk up the lane pass the fishing lodge, where the kind owners of the property at the end of the lane passed by and said we could go through their land. Your website is misleading stating ' easy walk ' unless access through the gates is improved. Karen Tritton