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Water Areas

Where to see lakes and water features in Crawley:

Goffs Park

In this long established formal park you can relax quietly beside the ornamental lake.

Tilgate Park

There are three main lakes at Tilgate Park. These were probably enlarged to serve the iron industry, but after the industry declined the lakes were used for ornament and recreation. The main lake was also used by Malcolm Campbell in the 1940's for flotation trials for his water speed craft, following which it became known locally as Campbell's Lake. Titmus and Silt Lake are the two smaller lakes.

Worth Park Gardens

These were originally the gardens of a mansion and part of a large country estate. One of the surviving features of the estate's original landscaping is the ornamental lake, surrounded by large clipped Yew topiary. There is also a fishing lake over the road at Sommerville Drive.

Ifield Mill Pond and Bewbush Water Gardens

The main pond south of the railway line is accessed via Waterfield Gardens or Rother Crescent, Bewbush. The smaller pond can be reached by foot from the south via the railway bridge, or via the Rusper Road car park.

Ifield Mill Pond is considered to be the most important wetland site in Crawley. It supports a rich bird community. Winter visitors include many species of duck, whilst kingfisher, heron and water rail may be seen very occasionally. If you follow the signs for the Greenway this will lead you into Bewbush Water Gardens.

Broadfield Park

Accessed via the A23 or on foot via Vulcan Close, off Woodmans Hill. The parkland around Broadfield House comprises an attractive mix of landscaped lawns and a variety of ponds and meadows. The site includes a small stream which spreads to form a series of shallow pools. Further downstream the valley has been damned to form a small fishing lake. A marked nature trail leads from the lawns past the ponds along a boardwalk and through the woodland. The Greenway follows this route. There is no fishing permitted in the ponds.

The Moat in Pound Hill

Accessible only by foot via Oak Dell. This shallow moat and its associated earthworks, is listed as a scheduled Ancient Monument by English Heritage. It is also home to ducks and moorhens.

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