Things to see & do

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What's on

We host a range of walks from nightjar spotting to autumnal strolls. Please check our events listing for further details.

November highlights

 © Phil Barnes

Leaves crunch satisfyingly underfoot and golden tones saturate the woodland of oak, chestnut and beech. Take in the autumnal beauty and be inspired on a country walk this month.

December highlights

Stargazing at night with telescopes © The Secret Studio / Steve Sayers

Wrap up warm to gaze at the stars; the clear dark skies at Black Down are ideal. The bountiful cotchet valley attracts flocks of redwing and fieldfare that feast on the berries.

January highlights

Look out for crossbills as you walk along the ridge © northeastwildlife.co.uk

Along the ridge and near ponds you may see crossbills and the rarer parrot crossbill or you may catch sight of a great grey shrike on the western side of the ridge.
 

Top photo spots

A great spot for photos

Black Down is a great place for photos. Try a seasonal shot of the Beech hanger, capture the majestic purple heather in flower, or frame the views of the patchwork Weald from the Temple of the Winds.

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