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Herstmonceaux Castle, East Sussex - South Eastern Division

  • Venue - Herstmonceaux Castle, Hailsham, East Sussex
  • Time - TBC

Herstmonceux Castle is owned by Queens University Canada and formerly owned by The Royal Greenwich Observatory and the MOD. There is a range of post-war planting and ancient woodland across what is a highly constrained site with SSSI, SAM and breeding EPS.

For more information and to book your place on the visit, please contact the local Honorary Secretary Kate Harris on


As an educational charity, the RFS must lead by example on the biosecurity measures recommended by the Forestry Commission (FC) and Defra to minimise the risk of spreading soil-borne tree infections. You can make a difference to stopping the spread of tree diseases. Clean boots are a first step!  For further information, please click here


Most all-day meetings start at around 10:00 and end at around 16:00, but please check precise details with the Local Honorary Secretary.

RFS meetings take place out in the woods in all weathers. Appropriate footwear and clothing should be worn. Please be aware of your health and safety at all times. Do not take risks that could put you or others in danger. Do not attempt to do anything that you do not feel confident about. Please follow instructions.

RFS members are welcome to attend events in any Division.