River Ouse Restoration Project at Sheffield Park

The River Ouse in Sussex in flood at Sheffield Park

Recent funding from external grants and raffle ticket sales onsite have enabled the National Trust to start a project to improve the channel shape and connection to the floodplain, benefiting water quality, wildlife habitats and alleviating flooding downstream.  Plans also include building a bridge over the river, linking the Sheffield Park parkland with the Ouse Valley Way.  

Follow the project through each stage of development as we enhance the natural environment and improve access and information for our visitors.

Latest posts

09 Aug 18

Unexpected delays in moving the bridge

Work was delayed to move the bridge due to issues with ground conditions, access and contractors. We are now on track to start the challenging task of moving the bridge in a couple of weeks time. Watch this space for updates.

Sheffield Park River Ouse bridge

25 Jul 18

How the river banks are looking today

Almost a year on from the start of the major work to restore the River Ouse, the banks have recovered well and the hydro-seeding has resulted in a good covering of grass and wild flowers.

Sheffield Park and Garden River Ouse July 2018 update

22 Jan 18

An artist's impression of the bridge across the River Ouse

At this time of year, it's hard to imagine what the bridge will look like once it's in position across the River Ouse. This artist's impression certainly helps and we're looking forward to connecting up to the Ouse Valley Way. We hope to be able to move the bridge late April although it does depend on the ground conditions.

River Ouse artist's impression