Forests for Wood & Wildlife


Wiston Estate


Friday 6th October 2023

9.30 am to 1pm

Meeting at Chalk Restaurant, North Farm, Washington.  RH20 4BB

For more details and to purchase tickets


A conservation expedition led by:

Tom West (Wiston Woodland Manager & Richard Goring (Wiston Estate Manager)

Meeting at Chalk Restaurant for coffee/teas & pastries, before heading out for a guided tour through one of Wiston’s largest woods – a beautiful and essential habitat for so much wildlife.  Refreshments will be provided during the tour.  Please wear sensible shoes/boots and dress appropriately for the weather as exploring the woodland will be on foot, plus climbing over stiles.  Special Festival price of £60 per person(normally £75) – only available when adding the code “steyning15” in the Offer Code Box, when booking on line.  PRIOR BOOKING ONLY.  Please use website link given to reserve your place.



May we take this opportunity to thank all our superb and generous sponsors.   Without their support and enthusiasm our Festival could not take place – we really cannot thank them enough.

This year our sponsors are:


HORSHAM DISTRICT COUNCIL - Providing a range of public services making Horsham District a great place to live, work and visit.   Supporting local communities with advice on availability of grants & funding for projects and events; various free training programmes/workshops and start-up business support and information.


THE SUSSEX GROCER - Knight’s Budgens is a family owned & operated business who have been running award winning shops since 2007.  The Sussex Grocer opened in Steyning last year, providing a vast range of food, drink & household needs.  Many products are Sussex sourced, something of which they are very proud.


HJ BURT - One of the area’s longest standing independent estate agencies; unprecedented service covering all property

COCOA LOCO Local award winning ethical chocolate producers.

HIGGIDY PIES–Local producer,making glorious everyday food to help people live

RUSHFIELDS PLANT CENTRE -a family run business that has been serving its local Poynings community and beyond for nearly 40 Years. The business began as just a few greenhouses in a field and has blossomed into a diverse centre offering a much-loved Café and Farm Shop, both focusing on local

STEYNING & DISTRICT BUSINESS CHAMBER - Promoting, protecting and developing the interests of the business community of Steyning and District.

STEYNING & DISTRICT COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP –Volunteers organising projects/events to bring benefit to residents, businesses & visitors.

STEYNING PARISH COUNCIL  - supporting community projects wherever possible.

WEST GRINSTEAD & DISTRICT PLOUGHING & AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY – established in 1871. Very pro-active in promoting the interests of the local farming community.

The Sussex Grocer logo
HJ Burt estate agent logo
Cocoa Loco Logo
Higgidy Family Kitchen
Rushfields logo
West Grinstead & District ploughing and agricultural society logo

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