Posted by: lhct | March 3, 2023

Path & pond improvements coming soon

We are pleased to share that a long-awaited project to improve and enhance part of the Riverside Walk and its approach from Parlour Mead is about to start.

The project is described in detail by the site owners, Horsham District Council (HDC):

“A programme of improvement works along the Riverside Walk path at Parlour Mead and Tip fields is expected to start week commencing 6th March 2023, and last approximately 5 weeks.

This will include the installation of a new viewing platform, bridge, and 100m surfaced path.

The new path will replace the current route, which has been notoriously wet and muddy, and will provide undisturbed views of Parlour Mead field as well as giving more space for nature and encouraging timid species including wading birds such as Little Egret, Water Rail and Woodcock.

In addition, further habitat improvement works will focus on the ponds and wetland area between the two fields.

A specialist team from the Environment Agency will be restoring the two existing ponds, installing an additional pond and linking them together in a wetland-complex. This should be visible from the new platform and make good use of an area that regularly floods.

During the works it is expected that the path section adjacent to Tip Field from Pedlars Way, along the River Arun, and following on through Parlour Mead may be closed at times.

Please follow the on-site signage for alternative routes.

This project is  funded by developer contributions to HDC and kindly supported by The Friends of Chesworth Farm, who are contributing with funds raised by donations.”

Map showing new route of path


  1. Hi Laura 

    I hope all is well with you both. 


    div>This looks very exciting. Wh


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