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The key to Burpham is its sheer diversity of habitat. The village sits in the Arun Valley, through which flows the Arun, the second largest tidal river in England. The flood plain of the Arun gives rise to a rich wetlands habitat full of bird life such as reed warblers and Bewick's swans, as well as rare aquatic life. The Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands trust maintains a nature reserve in the wetlands.

 

The chalk Downs which rise on each side of the valley have been managed for thousands of years and have many traces of flint mining and Neolithic burial remains. The short grass cropped by sheep allows rare orchids and butterflies, such as the Chalk Hill Blue, to flourish. The land surrounding Burpham is actively managed for the wildlife, and you can see buzzards, red kites, tawny, barn,and short-eared owls, as well as abundant skylarks. At certain times of year you can see many hares and even some glow-worms.