Fordwater Road North
Residents Association

Preserving and Protecting Chichesters Rural Areas

Fordwater Road North is a hidden country lane and no-thru road at the top end of Summersdale and a stones throw away from East Lavant Village and the South Downs National Park. As you can see from the map below, it is also on the edge of the Goodwood Country Park Estate. You can also see from the map that the ancient River Lavant runs through Fordwater Road. The Fordwater Road North Residents Association is made up of residents in the Northern section of Fordwater Road, all houses after the "No Thru Road Sign". The associations main aim is to Preserve and Protect the rural parts of Fordwater Road, in particular the woodland and the River Lavant. The association was formed in 2014 after an attempt of "Land Grabbing" took place. Currently the association members are working hard to obtain official protection for this little area of Rural Beauty in Chichester, similar to the protection gained by Brand Hole Copse The area in question is a playground for local children and a residence of wonderful and rare wildlife, some of which are photographed below. One particular focus of interest for the association is the local councils "Biodiversity Study" of the River Lavant which you can read more about via; The residents who have formed this association are also working with the Records Office in Chichester to research the Anglo-Saxon and Roman history attached to the area.

Fordwater Road North truly is a beautiful spot all year long, below are some images of spring, summer, autumn and winter and you can see how glorious it looks in all seasons...

If you would like to join this association or find our more then please email We also sometimes need volunteers for gardening and land maintenance so if you would like to volunteer yourself then please do get in touch.