Posted by: lhct | June 24, 2019

UK Power Networks team help out

Some of the eight-strong team of volunteers at work earlier this month, helping with a variety of Chesworth Farm projects: siting dormouse nesting boxes, repairing the wetland boardwalk, post-fixing, blackboard-painting and more.

Many thanks to UK Power Networks who released the energetic employees, from East and West Sussex and Surrey, to join us on the farm on a two-day company involvement project. Classic 1950s tractor was team’s own, courtesy of the local organiser, Paul Maynard.

With thanks to Ryan Allison, HDC countryside warden – volunteer support and Pat Dancy (refreshments).

Posted by: lhct | June 1, 2019

Scouts mega litter pick

Prepare for a mega task force today from 10am by members of local the 5th 10th Horsham Scouts and Europa Explorer Scout Unit. The beavers, cubs and scouts will be litter picking for challenge badges. This task is organised by Holly Longdon, working towards her Queen’s Scout award (the highest award in Scouting). Give them a warm Chesworth welcome and dog walkers please give the teams a wider berth as you see fit.

Plus the Friends volunteers will find any off-limits litter hotspots in their monthly event from 2.00pm!

Posted by: lhct | May 14, 2019

Wedding ring appeal

*Update ring found by owner* 

Wedding ring lost in the entrance of Jenny Bare Legs today ( large field on the left from Chesworth Lane entrance, Tuesday 14 May). Please look out for it and let us know if you are lucky so we can re-unite it with its owner. Thank you!


Posted by: lhct | May 10, 2019

Cattle moving again

As planned, the countryside warden team will move the cattle into Great Horsham Hill & Jenny Bare Legs fields [public access] first thing on Friday 10 May. They will graze there for about a week. For further updates see our news summary or Chesworth Farm’s or the Friends’ Facebook pages.


Posted by: lhct | April 23, 2019

News from the HDC Countryside team: the cattle are now grazing in Spring Barn and Gravel Pit fields for about a week. [After that, Great Horsham Hill and Jenny Bare Legs, again for another week.]

Posted by: lhct | April 22, 2019

Easter pictures from Chesworth Farm photographers

Posted by: lhct | April 17, 2019

Spring events

Posted by: lhct | April 4, 2019

Cattle return for April-May

Posted by: lhct | April 1, 2019

Glorious April start for seed project

A post from the HDC Horsham Countryside team today: “What a beautiful afternoon on the Farm. Today saw a very exciting project finally come to fruition as the Countryside team, ably assisted by the Friends of Chesworth Farm, finally managed to get the winter bird crop sown. As you can see from the slide show it was a wonderfully warm afternoon with plenty of hard work put in by the Friends volunteers and wardens alike.

“Fingers crossed we will have an excellent winter food source for many of the birds that use the Farm such as Yellowhammer, Linnet and Reed Bunting. Keep your eyes peeled around the Wheat Rick and New Town Nine Acres Fields for signs of activity in the coming weeks. Thanks again to the band of merry ladies and gents who were kind enough to lend a hand, all expertly fuelled by some fantastic baking!”


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