Twyford Farm

220 acres
Mixed pasture farm and woodland

Twyford Farm is a magical property. It is a 220-acre mix of wonderful woodland, peaceful pasture and an exquisite lake located in Ashdown Forest, in the High Weald area of outstanding natural beauty.

The farm was donated to the CRT in 2013 by the late Alison Mountain. Current tenants, Bob Felton and Liz Wallis use the farm for grazing sheep and cattle as well as running a very popular B&B. With the outstanding surroundings the guest accommodation is incredibly popular with wildlife lovers and people just wanting a rest and retreat from busy urban life.

The farm has a number of small grass meadows, all of which have grass verges and hedges to create attractive corridors for wildlife. We keep the area as quiet and undisturbed as possible. Our volunteers on site carry out conservation activities to make the meadows a home to wildlife as well as livestock.

The highlight of the farm is the ancient woodland, which is 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 breathtaking.

Notable species spotted at Twyford Farm

Song thrushSong Thrush Marsh tit Red kiteRed Kite

UK conservation status:   Red 

UK conservation status:   Red 

UK conservation status: Green  

Common species spotted at Twyford Farm

NuthatchNuthatch BlackcapBlackcap Coot Coot on nest
UK conservation status: Green   UK conservation status: Green   UK conservation status: Green  

Exceptional record species spotted at Twyford Farm

Lesser-spotted woodpeckerLesser-spotted Woodpecker
UK conservation status:   Red 

Donate now

Please select a donation amount (required)
Donate

Read the latest wildlife news

Do you have images that you'd be happy for the CRT to use?

Submit 

By submitting this image you are agreeing the Countryside Restoration Trust can use them for commercial and noncommercial purposes. We do not need to ask you permission from or provide credit to you the photographer. More precisely, you grants the Countryside Restoration Trust an irrevocable, nonexclusive, worldwide copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use your submitted photo for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer.