Blackwater Valley





Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

Working for Wildlife, Walking for Health, Learning through Nature

The Gatwick Greenspace Partnership works in and around Horley, Horsham and Crawley, as well as Gatwick Airport. Despite this largely urban setting the surrounding countryside is a rich one, with ancient woods, heathland and steep sided streams.

Our aims can be stated very simply: ‘To benefit people, wildlife and the countryside in and around Horley, Crawley, Charlwood and Horsham’. We want to enhance people’s lives through contact with nature and to help wildlife and the countryside flourish, with the help of local people. There are three inter-related threads to our work, which can be defined as our primary aims: Environmental Conservation, Community Involvement and Planning.

There are weekly volunteer tasks to carry out woodland management, restoration of heathland, and other habitat management tasks.

We run guided walks once a month to help people discover their local countryside and heritage. We also help deliver a Walking for Health scheme, to encourage people to combine gentle exercise with a social event.

In partnership with BAA Gatwick we are developing an Environmental Centre to provide an outdoor classroom for children and adults to explore the natural world.

If you are interested in volunteering or any of our activities please contact us.

Contact details

Project Manager : Pete Crawford

Project Officer:  Andrew Fleming

Gatwick Greenspace Partnership, Tilgate Park, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ

Telephone/Fax: 01293 550730

The Partnership is supported by

Surrey County Council, West Sussex County Council, Crawley Borough Council, Horsham District Council, Mole Valley District Council, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council, Horley Town Council and BAA Gatwick.

Surrey County Council
working in partnership
Surrey Countryside Management