Friends of Foxley News

May 2021

Workdays have restarted - second Sunday and last Wednesday of every month

March 17th 2020



All workdays suspended


In line with the latest government advice we are suspending all workdays until further notice. 



March 2019

The sheep are back - a mixture of Herdwick (including a year old one),Beulah, one Jacobs and a Beulah /Herdwick Cross.




September 2017 - The cattle are coming back

Probably in the last week of the month. We are working to clear the fence line so that the electric fence can work and the cattle are not tempted to push against the fence to get at juicy stuff on the other side.



October 2016 - The cattle have gone

They've done a good job for us grazing Sherwood Oaks Field. This is an essential part of our long term plan to return that area to chalk grassland. The cattle have moved on to do a simlar job elsewhere.

The Boys Are Back in Town 

The Sussex cattle returned to Sherwood Oaks Field today, 2nd September, and will be with us until October. They seemed very happy to be tucking in to some fresh pasture. The cattle are owned and managed by the Downlands Project. Friends of Foxley volunteers help with daily checking to make sure the boys are doing well.


Bats in Foxley Wood - Friday 5 September, 

Go down the woods tonight and marvel at the only flying mammal -the bat.

Meet the Friends of Foxley at 7.30pm by the large Friends of Foxley wooden notice board in Higher Drive Recreation Ground.


Springtime Guided Walk - Sunday May 11th

Meet 11am at Nature Trail Post No.1 near the Friends of Foxley notice board in Higher Drive Recreation Ground. This is a family event open to all. Work up an appetite for Sunday lunch.


Ash Die Back

You may have seen or heard the news about Ash die back in the UK. The Forestry Commission is currently carrying out surveys to establish its possible spread.
To keep up to date and for further information about how to identify the disease please visit: 


Cattle in Sherwood Oaks Field

The Cattle in Sherwood Oaks Field have now gone to pastures new but will be returning later in the year.


Bagged Firewood

Friends of Foxley sell bagged firewood to provide funds for tools, equipment and running costs. If you wish to purchase bags of firewood to help maintain Foxley Wood, please contact Alison Falkner or Carl Roche.