After the construction of Warnham Court in , surrounding farmland was enclosed in in the heart of this Sussex Estate, to create a Deer Park for a herd. Jonathan Lucas, owner of the acre Warnham Deer Park, would regularly see Poseidon strutting gracefully across the stunning, Oak-laden Deer Park with. The Black Jug and Warnham Park Walk is a kilometer loop trail located near Horsham, West Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is rated as.
The Sussex Oak at Warnham, Horsham Picture: Our morning was spent at Warnham Park for a country walk and photoshoot amongst the Maytime blub - Check. Warnham Park. is a privately owned Deer Park in Sussex, England, with an internationally famous herd of Red Deer renowned for producing superb antlers for. The Black Jug and Warnham Park Walk is a kilometer loop trail located near Horsham, West Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is rated as.
A History of the County of Sussex: Volume 6 Part 2, Bramber Rape The modern Warnham park was created from farmland for the new house called Warnham. JPCT Sx Warnham Park - new High Sheriff for West Sussex Jonathan Lucas. -photo by Steve Cobb SUS Jonathan Lucas, owner of the acre Warnham Deer Park, would regularly see Poseidon strutting gracefully across the stunning, Oak-laden Deer Park with.
The trail offers a number of activity options. The Black Jug is a great town pub centred around a large bar with wooden panelling, old furniture, bookcases and an airy enclosed courtyard.
The walking route heads out through Horsham Park and the Warnham Court Estate to reach the nearby village of Warnham, before returning via arable farmland and ancient lanes.
Park have chance to see the impressive herd of red warnham within Warnham Park, the 14th century church in Warnham plus plenty of wildlife along the way. The walk has several steady climbs and descents. The paths across the parkland and woodland can all get fairly muddy in winter an after periods of rain. You will need to negotiate several kissing gates plus warnham stiles. The stiles have wire fencing surrounds about a foot high, but most dogs should be able to hop susssex these.
You will need to cross over a golf course so take care of any stray flying golf balls and suszex the golfers to play warnham shots before you cross. You will also need to cross a dual carriageway at a designated but unsignalled crossing point so take particular care here.
There are a couple of warnbam of road walking along country lanes so beware of any passing traffic. The walk passes through a deer park and a deer farm so take care around the deer with children and dogs. Allow 2. Horsham is located just east of the A24 in West Sussex.
The walk starts and finishes at the Black Jug on North Street. Approximate post code RH12 1RJ. By Train: The pub is about yards along North Street from Horsham rail station so it warnham very convenient if you are travelling by train. Look for the brown signs for the Conservatory Cafe. From this car park exit to the road and turn right, you'll find the pub further along on the right. Alternatively the rail station about yards along North Street park a car park, or use one of the many town car parks and then make your way to the pub.
Lovely walk around Warnham with some steady uphill climbs and stiles to cross, some stunning views across the park, the deer in the park, historic houses, the church and warhham post in the village. Care is needed whilst crossing the busy A24, very fast traffic! Too much residential road walking for me and the dangerous crossing of dual carriageway, A Cyber Monday Sale! Show More Show Less. Distance: Getting Pari. Start to North Parade. Immediately afterwards turn left signed for Westhope Lodge.
You will pass under an old ornate warnyam lamp which acts as an arch across the alleyway. Keep ahead to enter Horsham Park. Keep straight ahead, passing the tennis courts on the right.
Immediately after the courts, turn right onto a narrower tarmac path. As you draw level with the Bowls Club, follow the path as it bears slightly left to reach a star junction of paths susses the centre of the park.
Take the third path on the right at about 1 oclockpassing a large open grass area to the left and a childrens play area to the right. At the end of the path you'll reach a T-junction with warnham fenced tarmac path. Turn left along this. When you come to a fork in the path alongside a vehicle barrierstay on the main path as it swings left. Follow the path for some distance and eventually it will lead you out through a gateway to reach North Parade.
North Parade to A24 Underpass. Turn right along the pavement for just a few yards and then cross over with care to turn left into Milnwood Road the first turning on the left. Just before the end of the road, turn right into another residential street and follow this all the way along to a T-junction.
Turn left along this one-way street, West Parade, and shortly you'll come to a staggered crossroads. Go straight ahead into Kempshott Road. Follow this long susdex residential road all the way to the T-junction at the end. Cross over with care, turn right susseex just a few yards and then turn left through the staggered barrier to join the public footpath and cycleway signed to Warnham. Follow the path through a section of woodland and over a small bridge.
Note: from this point you will be crossing a golf course so take care of any stray golf balls and be sure to let the golfers play their shots before you cross. Follow the main path as it bears right and then left across park first fairway the golfers will be playing from the tee to your right. Keep ahead over the next larger bridge and go straight ahead on the stone path over the next fairway this time the golfers will sussex playing from the left.
Pass out alongside the gate to reach a T-junction with the golf course access lane. Turn right along this lane. Just before you pass under the main A24 dual carriageway, look to the left and you'll see a mobile phone mast which is carefully disguised as a pine tree. Follow the lane through the underpass. A24 Underpass to Byfleets Lane. Follow the lane beyond warnnam underpass and you'll emerge out to a T-junction with the corner of another road, Robin Hood Lane.
Cross over with care and keep left along the narrow verge. Continue along the road edge, taking care of any traffic, passing the house called Salmons. A little further along, soon after a right-hand bend, look out on the right for a gate into the Warnham Court Deer Park ensure you have your dog on warnham short lead for this section.
Pass through this tall kissing gate and follow the public footpath across the park, marked with black and white waymarkers. A sussex way in, between the clumps of woodland to the right, you'll have great views of Warnham Court itself. Warnham Court is owned by the Lucas family. Charles Thomas Lucas who bought the house in was most famous for founding the building company that built the Royal Albert Hall. After the construction of Warnham Court inthe surrounding farmland was enclosed in to create a deer park, initially for a herd of fallow deer.
In a large sussez deer stag jumped in to the park whilst trying to escape a hunt and was gifted to Warnham Court. By sussex time the Lucas family purchased Warnham Court in sussec, there were 30 red deer in the park.
Today the park extends to about acres of which acres are permanent meadow pasture for the deer. The park supports a winter sussex of about including 20 - 25 breeding stags increasing up to animals each summer with the calves.
A private museum within the park houses a vast collection of antlers dating back as far as Most interesting are park historic British antler records for length cm in and numbers of points 50 points in Red deer are Britain's largest land mammal and with pwrk stags sussex antlers as impressive as this herd it is wise to keep your distance! At the far side of the park, pass through the kissing gate, cross over the road Bailing Hill with care and go sussex ahead into the yard of Bailing Hill Farm.
Keep ahead on the concrete driveway between outbuildings and passing a small pond on the right. You will reach the tall fenced enclosures for the deer that are farmed park. Inthis small 72 acre dairy farm adjoining the park was developed into a modern stud deer farm.
From here, live stock, embryos and semen are exported to many parts of the world including New Zealand and Canada. Keep ahead through the first pair of wide metal gates warnham you will pass a footpath signpost on the left, confirming you are on the right route. Sussex in the same direction through the deer enclosure, via two tall kissing gates. In the next enclosure, follow the obvious path which heads diagonally left over the brow of the hill.
The next kissing gate leads warnham out to a fenced woodland path. Follow this out to reach a T-junction wqrnham Byfleets Lane. Park Lane to St Margaret's Church. Turn right along the lane and follow this for some distance, ignoring any footpaths off to the left. Take care of any occasional traffic and use the grass verges where these are available for your warnha safety.
Take a moment to enjoy the views of the surrounding Sussex hills which occasionally park up each side. Ignore the first turning off to the right Tuggles Plat. Simply keep straight ahead on the lane where you can join the pavement ignoring the footpaths signed off to the left. Take the next turning off to the left, Tilletts Lane, signed to Northlands. After passing Number 34, you'll see a signpost marking a footpath crossing the road.
Turn right here down the side sussex, Lucas Road. Ignore the first right turning, Hollands Way, simply keep straight ahead on the main lane as it bends left and then right. You will reach the gates to the village primary school ahead. Join the footpath with runs just to the right of the school. When you draw level with the end of the school playing field, keep straight ahead on the concrete footpath. St Margaret's Church to Daux Hill.
Cross over the road susdex warnham and turn right along the pavement, passing the church entrance and the war park. Immediately afterwards, turn left down the signed public footpath. Follow this concrete path between hedges with the church over to the left. Margaret's Church was built in the 14th Century, but contains substantial later additions.
Breaking the record for the number of points is not the ultimate goal at Warnham Park Estate which has been world-renowned for its Red Deer for over a century.
Alongside the Deer Park, Jonathan has developed a modern stud, breeding genetically superb deer for international sale. These deer are exported to improve other herds developed for the production of trophies, velvet and venison.
I would qualify that by saying that we are at the top with one other estate and that is Woburn Abbey Deer Park in Bedfordshire. The two have been the pre-eminent herds for over years and there has been a great history of exchanging animals, so there is a lot of shared history between Woburn and Warnham. Things can go wrong very suddenly. The Lucas family has a long and illustrious history in Warnham.
Warnham Court was built in and twelve years later a Deer Park was established in the surrounding grounds for a herd of fallow deer. Shelley the son of the great poet. But in , a hunt would lead to an event that would change the course of Lucas family history. A Red Deer Stag owned by Lord Leicester of Holkham Park, Norfolk jumped into the park for refuge from hunters and was subsequently given to his new owner. The stag was kept for hunting and was joined by three purchased hinds female Red Deer.
There were dramas outside of the Deer Park too. On Christmas Day in , a fire broke out in the billiard room of Warnham Court. The blaze claimed, among other possessions, a painting by the Venetian artist Canaletto.
The Warnham Court Fire Brigade had been created in , with a horse-drawn cart and a crew made up of estate workers. It may not been of much use during the fire at Warnham Court, but in the crew responded quickly to a huge fire at Knepp Castle. The fire engine is still in the hands of the Lucas family, at the Warnham Park Estate.
He did though maintain the land for the Deer Park. He felt he needed to and it was the right decision at the time. Jonathan is one of four children. He has a brother in Dallas, and two sisters. One has a livery on the estate and the other lives in Wiltshire, but Jonathan is responsible for running the Estate. I found that it was getting increasingly difficult to have two masters. In , a surgery complex was built to enable the sale of embryos and semen from pure bred Warnham donor hinds to recipient hinds in New Zealand, Canada and other markets in Europe.
Unlike the park, sophisticated handling facilities enable rotational grazing, drenching, calf in-wintering, single sire mating, calf to dam identification, and regular weight gain and pedigree recording. Animals are selected for good temperament, antler weight and shape, and body weight and conformation. The farm supports a herd of 70 breeding hinds, capital sires and young stock. The best young stock are available for live sale.
The Principal Farm Sires Duncan and Hercules in , whose daughters number amongst the current breeding hinds. Contact Us. Historical Background After the construction of Warnham Court in , surrounding farmland was enclosed in in the heart of this Sussex Estate, to create a Deer Park for a herd of Fallow Deer. The route runs for a distance of just over 4 miles on a series of fairly flat footpaths. Start the walk from the car park at the pretty Warnham Nature Reserve on the western fringes of Horsham.
It's a lovely place for a stroll with a large mill pond, marshes, grassland, reed beds, hedges and woodlands. There's also lots of wildlife to see with a thriving Heronry, wildfowl, kingfishers and all three species of Woodpecker. There's also the popular Horsham Riverside Walk to try.