Adur Valley Wildlife 

Link to Adur Valley Nature Notes 2003

Widewater Lagoon (Brackish)

River Adur

River Adur at Beeding

Shoreham Beach

Mill Hill and the Downs

Shoreham Town & Gardens


Orchids from Shoreham (Photographs by Ray Hamblett)Shoreham-by-sea and the lower reaches of the Adur valley are particularly rich and varied in wildlife, because several distinct biogeographical habitats are all condensed into a small area. 

The chalk downs quickly drop down into the coastal plain. 

The River Adur cuts a narrow angle through the valley, until it is deflected east at the estuary by the longshore drift of shingle. 



Adur Valley
Hulkesmouth Publishing
British Marine Life Study Society