In 2009, Prince Charles visited the project in support. Warhurst is currently Chair of Incredible Edible and was formerly Chair of Forestry Commission Great Britain, which is the largest land management commission in the country. She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts & Manufacturing and Chair of their Yorkshire region, and is an Honorary Fellow of Landscape Institute.
She has also chaired the National Countryside Access Forum and the Calderdale NHS Trust. In 2005, she was appointed the Chair of Pennine Prospects, a regeneration company focusing on the South Pennine region of the United Kingdom. In the New Year Honours 2005 Warhurst was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for services to the environment.
Warhurst lives in Todmorden, West Yorkshire.