Tel: 01273 589777

Telscombe Tye

The main body of Telscombe Tye is highlighted in green on the map opposite.

If you have a query regarding the sheep on the Tye, these belong to Stud Farm and your query should be directed to them on 01273 302486.


The Tye is registered common land owned by Telscombe Town Council.  It was previously managed under a Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) agreement, but as the scheme has come to an end, the Council are taking expert advice on what the next steps are for managing and funding management of the Tye.  We will keep you updated in future Town Crier newsletters.


If you need to contact someone about the Tye gates/fencing/access then call Telscombe Town Council on 01273 589777.
There are a number of registered public bridleways and footpaths that cross areas of the Tye and third party owned adjacent fields.

Click here to view the map:- Tye footpaths & bridleways




We ask all users of the Tye to be responsible and follow the Countryside Code, click here to see  guidance:-  countryside-code-poster 


We especially ask that dogs be kept under close control at all times and on a lead when sheep, lambs and horses are present and DURING GROUND NESTING BIRD SEASON, BEING 1st MARCH TO 31st JULY, IT IS THE LAW THAT DOGS ARE KEPT ON A LEAD OF NO MORE THAN 2m.   Thank you for your co-operation.


For a statement on the Tye which also gives a brief history and legal information, click on the following:-

Tye Statement March 2023


Commoners Grazing Rights

The Tye is Common Land which has registered commoners grazing rights.  As part of the grazing rights, Stud Farm and Kirby Farm can graze their sheep on the Tye for 365 days a year if they want to.   The Council therefore has no control over when the sheep will be present and cannot fence areas off as the rights are across the whole of the Tye.  We are also working with the commoners to ensure that grazing is limited to the amount of sheep listed in the Commons Register.


Please see below the Shepherding Calendar for Stud Farm.   Dates are only approximate and are weather and staff dependent:-

Shepherding Calendar Stud Farm


The Tye has a management plan which was adopted by full Council in September 2021:-

Telscombe Tye Management Plan v1.5 ADOPTED SEPT 2021

Opposite is a list of prohibited activities on the Tye.

This map shows how to access the Telscombe Tye along with parking information and bus stop locations.

There is no available post code for sat nav directions to the Tye, but using “Telscombe Tye” works on google maps.

B&H Bus times:

The maps below show static street views of some of the entrances to the Tye.

To view any of the maps in larger format, right click and select Open image in new tab

Access to the Tye via sloping ramp and bridle gates at Bevendean Avenue/Ashurst Avenue

Accessible gate with small amount of car parking available at Tye Close.

Accessible gate with small amount of car parking available at the bottom of the Tye, off the South Coast Road. Please take care turning in and out of this area, as it is on the brow of a hill.

Telscombe Tye

Report on Historic Issues and Management of Telscombe Tye by Abbeylands, April 2009:-  Telscombe tye report final no appendices


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