Last updated 15th November 2023

We have been given the ‘all clear’ from the Commoner that the sheep on the South Chase are now off the Forest. This is the permanently fenced area both sides of the Crowborough/Stonehill Road between the cattle grids. The Rangers will remove the road-side signs shortly. However, a few sheep remain unaccounted for. Some are feared dead; others may have escaped onto neighbouring properties.

If you do encounter any sheep on the South Chase, please inform the Duty Ranger as soon as possible on 01342 822846 and we will pass this on to the Commoner.

Secondly, the Conservators’ Hebridean ewes have now been removed from the temporary Isle of Thorns enclosure and will soon be taken to their winter home at Wakehurst. The fence is still in situ but there is no power to it. It will be removed in the next couple of weeks.

There are three temporary enclosures remaining, with the following inhabitants doing fantastic conservation grazing work:

  • Undertakers: Exmoor ponies
  • Eeyores: Exmoor ponies
  • Gill’s Lap: Exmoor ponies and Hebridean sheep

As always, please keep dogs under close control at all times. For more information on dog walking and our Code of Conduct.

Grazing map November 2023

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