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

Black Down

What's on 

Swan Barn Farms annual wassail torchlight procession to the orchards.

Here we come a-Wassailing..... 

Come join us for an evening of interactive family fun at our annual Wassailing event.

Black Down

History

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 welcome new members to our friendly team.