7th May 2017, 11am-4pm
Twyford Farm, Birchgrove, Horsted Keynes, West Sussex, RH17 7DJ
Enjoy a celebration of the Twyford Bluebells; with local food and craft stalls, demonstrations and talks, guided walks. The Twyford Farm Bluebell Day is free of charge and is a great opportunity to get outdoors, embrace the great English summertime and keep the family entertained!
Twyford Farm is a beautiful 220 acre mix of woodland, pasture and lake which was recently donated to the Countryside Restoration Trust (CRT) by the late Alison Mountain in 2013. Located in the Ashdown Forest and within the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty, the farm is in a truly magical location.
The farm is made up of a mixture of small grass meadows and ancient woodland rich in wildlife such as Roe and Fallow Deer, rare birds such as the Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Marsh Tit and rare flora such as the Ivy Leaved Bellflower. During the first fortnight of May, there is an eruption of Bluebells which is quite breathtaking – make sure you come along!
Twyford Farm is best approached from the main A22 London/Eastbourne trunk road at the Wych Cross crossroads (traffic lights operate at these crossroads and the Roebuck Hotel is a landmark), turn west towards Sharpthorne along Hindleap Lane and approximately one mile on turn left going south into Twyford Lane and Twyford Farm is found approximately one mile down the lane on the right hand side.
Why not join us at the break of dawn for a ‘Dawn Chorus’ walk, led by Dr Vince Lea?
Free of charge to registered Friends of the Trust, it is a great opportunity to immerse yourself in the sounds of nature, whilst having an expert on hand to identify each songster and answer any questions you may have. Members of the public are also encouraged to attend, but a small fee of £2.50 will be charged to non-Friends.