As part of the Heritage Open Days 2019 , this is a free event, with free parking.
The website includes the following information ...
A unique, free, historical event at the site of the Fernhurst Furnace featuring:-
Guided tours of the remains of the furnace site
Musket, cannon and longbow demonstrations by the Sealed Knot
Owl and hawk flying by Kevin Lochner of Hawking About
Displays and crafts by the Gosport Living History Society
Artisans demonstrating skills of the time: pole lathing, charcoal burning, spinning, blacksmithing and walking stick making, beeswax candles
Sussex Wildlife Trust
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
Wealden Iron Research Group
‘Local’ Lamb Roast and a Vegetarian Option
Ballards Beer tent.
Timber hewing will be demonstrated by the Weald and Downland Living Museum
Early metals technology demonstrated by Butser Ancient Farm
Guided walk from Fernhurst Furnace to Shulbrede Priory exploring the archeology and natural history of the area
South Downs National Park
Tea and cake stall, Soft Drinks and bacon butties
Dylan’s Ice Cream van
Activities for children including den building, treasure hunt and ‘Aunt Sally, etc.
Future plans for the Furnace site
Books for sale
And Lots More …… Come and See!
So there should be plenty to photograph!
PARKING and MEETING POINT
Furnace Wood, Vann Road, Fernhurst, West Sussex, GU27 3NJ
As I haven't visited the site I can't provide any more parking information other than the above address at the moment. However, this is a big event and I am sure it will be clearly signposted once we are there.
I will provide my phone number to all attendees prior to the event in case the meeting point isnt clear.
Car parking is in a field so if wet wellies or walking boots are required. The path to various demonstrations and the furnace site may be slightly muddy but has a hard base. Minor trip hazards may be apparent.
Meet in the car park.
There is a £2 attendance fee to assist with the cost of running the group.
Please pay at the meeting point.