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Arundel has eight wildlife hides that reward patient photographers with dazzling views of British wildlife. With the water right at the hide windows and perches placed nearby get ready for a wildlife close encounter.


The collection of 30 species of threatened and endangered wildfowl from around the world are also a photogenic crew including the large Dalmatian pelicans, the bright blue-billed white headed ducks and stunning eye flash of the black necked-grebes (pictured above).

Discovery hide

Throughout all seasons this large lagoon hosts everything from large mute swans to little grebes. Great views in spring of the kingfisher nesting bank sitting opposite.

Woodland hide

Excellent opportunities to photograph passerines by the feeders at this hide at any time of year.

Reedbed boardwalk

Warblers, dragonflies, and wintering pied wagtail are part of the prolific wildlife down the channels cut through the reedbed. Bring your long lens.

Reedbed Hide

This hide sits higher than most giving a view across the top of the reedbeds of roosting marsh harriers in autumn and winter. The nearby thatched roof of the Wetland Secrets building provides good opportunities to macro photography of solitary bees and parasitic wasps.

Scrape Hide

Kingfishers fish and perch near to and across from the hide, posing for patient visitors. Loads of wintering wildfowl on the water.

Sand Martin Hide

The adjacent shoreline, cobble islands and perches in the shallows attract many species for photo opportunities at this hide. Please note: This windows of the hide are closed in spring to allow privacy for sand martins to nest in the artificial nest bank that surrounds the hide.

Ramsar Hide

The grassland to the left of the hide, the long island spit in front of the hide and the scrub on the right attract many species for photo opportunities.

Lapwing Hide

Lapwings, teal and nesting birds in spring provide photo opportunities from the windows of this hide.

Wetland Discovery Boat Safari ride

Buzzards above the Offham hangar, roach and rudd in the clear water below and kingfishers on the channels make great subjects for your camera

Professional Photography

Photography is permitted on site for personal use only. All commercial/stock library photography, filming, recording, etc. must be agreed in advance with the centre. Please contact the Marketing Team on 10903 881525 for any commercial filming or photographic enquiries. Please do not photograph other visitors without permission, even for personal use.

Drones at WWT Arundel Wetland Centre

IMPORTANT - For the Health and Safety and privacy of visitors, staff, contractors, and residents - and for conservation and insurance reasons - please note that DRONES, UAVs, MODEL PLANES AND HELICOPTERS, etc. are not permitted into, or allowed to be used in or over the buildings, bird collection exhibits and wild reserve areas.

The use of drones / UAVs etc is forbidden and any such use will be challenged and reported to the Police.

The use of drones / UAVs is governed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) CAP 393 - Air Navigation: Order and the Regulations.

Also, please note that the Data Protection Act 1998 governs and restricts the collection of identifiable images of individuals.