Chesworth Lane, Horsham, RH13 0AA.
Telephone: 01403 731218/256890
Location: South-east of Horsham - just 15 minutes walk from Horsham town centre. The main entry to Chesworth Farm is at the end of Queensway, off Brighton Road (A281). The nearest car park is located off Denne Road, with limited controlled parking at Queensway.
Open all year. Free entry.
Horsham's Secret Paradise: There’s a place in Horsham where you can see the District’s most colourful wildflower displays; where you can walk the dog or have a family cycle ride well away from any roads; where you can watch owls fly during the day and walk through clouds of butterflies; where you can meet friendly cows and see rare sheep in a natural countryside setting which has been a farm since before 1086! The place is Chesworth Farm and it is a 90 acre paradise of wild grassland and ancient hedgerow. It is also a farm steeped in history, where two of Henry VIII’s wives – Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard – once lived.
This 90 acre (36 ha) farm is managed as a livestock farm, with numerous footpaths around the site, incorporating grassland, the River Arun, wet meadow, ancient hedgerows, and access to the greater countryside. It can be explored either via the Horsham to Southwater cycle route, ('Peddlars Way') or as part of Horsham's Riverside Walk, following the River Arun. A network of bridleways also crosses the site. Download the pdf below for the 2012 grazing map for Chesworth Farm.
A 5-year Management Plan for Chesworth Farm was produced in 2007 following public consultation. Further details are available.
Friends of Chesworth Farm
Friends of Chesworth Farm (FCF) is a group of local people who have joined together to support the farm as a unique site for informal recreation and appreciation of farmland wildlife. New volunteers are always welcome. For more information about the Friends of Chesworth Farm or how to become a member please visit their website or telephone the honorary secretary on 01403 267255.
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If you have any comments, concerns or suggestions on how we can improve our services to you across our Parks and Countryside sites, or would like further details about any of the leisure activities made available by Horsham District Council Leisure Services, please contact us on (01403) 215263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chesworth Grazing Map 2012
Chesworth Grazing Map 2012 (62.03 Kb)