Black Down

Heathland in bloom on Black Down with grazing belted galloway cows

The highest point in the South Downs National Park

Black Down

Things to see and do

A view over the sloping purple heather at Black Down towards the distant horizon, with tall pine trees to either side.

Walk, run, ride, cycle 

With plenty to see and do on a visit, Black Down, the highest point in the South Downs National Park, is a great place to walk, run, cycle and celebrate the great outdoors.

Walk our trails

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What's on

Campers gathered round fire enjoying live music from The Burning Glass

Big Camp on Black Down 

Come and take part in a truly wild camping experience on Black Down. Discover wildlife, listen to music, settle next to a campfire and fall into slumber with the sounds of nature.

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A selection of worked flints found at Black Down, including arrowheads and axes, laid out in a display

Ancient finds 

Prehistoric flints, ancient tracks across the land and so much more – our research reveals treasures in this fantastic landscape.

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Get involved

Three volunteers stard in a woodland huddled round a white sweep net examining the contents for insects

Join the team 

There's always something to do behind the scenes at Black Down and we wouldn't be able to get it all done without our fantastic team of volunteers. There are many volunteering opportunities to choose from and we always welcome new members to our friendly team.