The Pillars to Plough is Ifield Chestnut House’s annual sponsored walk from Brighton (Pillars) to Crawley (Plough Inn). It’s our biggest individual event of the year with over 100 people involved.

The full Pillars to Plough is a 20 mile walk but we also offer a 10 and 5 mile starting point so everyone can be involved. Although it is a sponsored event we don’t expect a minimum amount to be raised by individuals, instead we focus on getting as many people involved, which in turn seems to result in more money being raised.

Walking from Brighton to Crawley is a major achievement for everybody who completes the walk, the event seems to inspire people to put themselves on the line to raise some money for very worthy causes. Following the walk everybody congregates at the Plough Inn, Ifield for a drink and a bite to eat, it is an excellent community event.

The Pillars to Plough is always organised in support of the same three local charities, the Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice, the Olive Tree Cancer Support Centre and the Springboard Project. This year’s event is being sponsored by Woodstock IT.

Pillars to Plough 2016


Pillars to Plough 2015


Pillars to Plough 2014


Pillars to Plough 2013


Pillars to Plough 2012


Pillars to Plough 2011