Saddlescombe Visit

Saturday 11th June 2011

The National Trust invited us to visit Saddlescombe Farm
and the first of two of our groups were met there by the National Trust Guide Nick Steer.

We first saw the large “donkey wheel” by which means water was raised from the well




Then we explored the buildings




The Carpenters workshop is on the left with the Smithy and Wheelwrights on the right


The smithy still contains the anvil


And the bellows


Lots of ironmongery adorns the walls


Next door is the Carpenters shop




With the sawpit outside




The “privy”


The old buildings still have the cow stalls


And milking parlour


The cattle feed area for preparation of the beet, mangolds etc


Inside the house we walked through the office



After an excellent lunch at the "Hiker's Rest" we set off up the very steep Newtimber Hill




Where our guide Nick Steer explained the area and imparted his knowledge of the tiny downland plants




A good day was had by all

Thanks to Bob Laker and Rod Orford for the photos