Pulborough is a large village or small town, located almost centrally within West Sussex. It is at the junction of the north-south A29 and the east-west (A283) roads, and on the boundary of the South Downs National Park.
Historically, it was a fording place over the River Arun used by the Romans. The Saxons bridged the River Arun here and at nearby Stopham, north of it joining with the River Rother.
The village benefits from selection of supermarkets, local shops, a health centre, and primary school. It is served by Pulborough railway station, connecting commuters to London and the coast.
One of the main attractions near Pulborough is the RSPB Pulborough Brooks Nature Reserve , a mixed habitat of farmland and water-meadows. It provides a wonderful backdrop to the village providing a visitor centre with café and children's play area, and plenty of hides and observation areas. Pulborough is also home to the South Downs Light Railway with its steam and diesel trains, as well as an angling club, which has a number of initiatives to support the local young community.
Earliest records suggest cricket has been played in Pulborough since 1799. Now based at the Recreation Ground, Pulborough Cricket Club boasts numerous Senior and Junior teams. In 2008, the Club launched a junior girls team, thereby continuing the club's ongoing progressive and ambitious plans.
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