Cheshire Smallholders Association


The CSA gets together for regular monthly lectures at Dunham HIll and Hapsford Village Hall on the last Monday of the month, local site visits, training days and other informal social occasions.

We have changed the venue from Reaseheath for a trial from September 2022, as most of our members come from North Cheshire. Depending on the feedback, we will consider other venues to try and minimise the travelling time / cost for the majority of members.

The lecture season runs from September to April or May each year.  

If you would like to suggest a lecture topic and/or speaker please contact us.

The doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm start, please do come early to have a cup of tea / coffee and a chat, there are occasionally items for sale and there's an opportunity to catch up with fellow smallholders.

How to get to Dunham Hill and Hapsford Village Hall,
Village Road, Dunham on the Hill, WA6 0NN

From the M56 East and Westbound: (2.6 miles, about 5 minutes)

Exit at junction 14 Chester Services (there is no J13) and take the A5117 eastbound signposted to Helsby, Frodsham.

At the first traffic lights turn right onto the A56 signposted Chester. After about mile the A56 makes a slight right hand bend with the closed Wheatsheaf pub on the right. Turn left opposite the pub into Dunham on the Hill village.

Go up the hill through the village and shortly after the road levels out the Village Hall is on the right at the start of a row of three terraced cottages with the entrance to the car park immediately before the hall.

If you miss the turning off the A56, continue and take the next left opposite the Dunham Arms and turn right at the end into the village.

From Frodsham/Helsby:

Take the A56 toward Chester and follow the instructions from the M56.

From Chester:

Take the A56 toward Helsby and Frodsham. After passing Mickle Trafford and the Chester Fields there is a railway bridge and a long straight bit of road, you will go around a slight left hand bend with a cafe and garage on the right. About 100 yards / metres after the garage, take the first right (Low Hill).

Continue up the hill and after passing the 30mph signs the village hall is on the left at the end of a terrace of three cottages. The car park entrance is immediately after the hall.

From Tarvin:

Take the A51 toward Chester and turn right at the first set of lights (Stamford Bridge, before petrol station)  signposted Great Barrow.

Follow the road through Barrow until you reach the A56 where you turn right. Then follow the instructions from Chester as the cafe and garage will be on your right.

If you miss the turning into Low Hill continue and take one of the next two right turnings into the village and follow the final instructions from the M56.