Things to see & do
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Awakening of reptiles e.g.black adders Early spring days awaken adders and other reptiles from hibernation on the south western slopes. Walking along the woodland rides you will see butterflies fluttering in the sun.
Trees are coming into bud and spring flowers such as wood anemone and celandine appear. Tuneful birdsong can be heard in the beech hangers that are characteristic to this area.
The harbinger of spring, the cuckoo can be heard everywhere on the hill. The vivid green of the new beech tree leaves are a sight to see on the east side of Black Down.