General: This site of 13 hectares, owned by Burgess Hill Town Council, lies to the south of Burgess Hill and Greenlands Drive and adjacent to the east side of the railway line. The water tower is a prominent landmark on the site. It is connected by a bridge over the railway (no motor vehicles) to Nightingale Meadows to the west. It comprises meadows, hedgerows, a stream and a pond. It has excellent views of The South Downs and in particular the Jack and Jill Windmills on Clayton Hill.
An information leaflet and a separate self-guided walk leaflet are in the process of being devised by the Friends in conjunction with Burgess Hill Town Council. The existing management plan is currently being updated and will be implemented from 2011. Natural England have agreed that Local Nature Reserve status would be granted if applied for. Hopefully this will happen in 2011.
A ‘Batchelors Farm Team ‘, part of the Friends of Burgess Hill Green Circle Network conducts conservation work and guided walks.
History: More iinformation will be added as more research is conducted.
Flora/Fauna: Further surveys will be conducted and the results included later in 2011.Geology/Geography: This section will be added in 2011.