Cissbury Ring

the huge Iron Age hillfort of Cissbury Ring seen from the air

The most historic hill on the South Downs

Cissbury Ring

Things to see and do

A black and white checkered marbled white butterfly rests on a flowerhead

Take a breather at Cissbury Ring 

Enjoy a walk on this largest hill fort in Sussex with a history dating back over 5,000 years. Centuries of continues grazing have produced a wonderful habitat for butterflies and flowers. Rarer plants such as the round headed rampion, also known as the ‘Pride of Sussex’, thrive here.

Upcoming events

Wolstonbury Orchid Safari

Sun 12 Jun 2016
10:00-13:00
Discover how centuries of grazing has produced a rich variety of downland flowers and stunning orchids.

Saddlescombe Orchid walk and talk

Tue 21 Jun 2016
10:00-14:00
Orchid expert Peter Lovett is offering a unique experience here at Saddlescombe Farm this year, where those interested in Orchids as a species can learn more about these amazing plants.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1

Fri 07 Oct 2016
09:30-15:00
Join mycologist, Martin Allinson and the National Trust for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across glorious Newtimber Hill on the South Downs, near Brighton.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - Part 2

Fri 14 Oct 2016
09:30-15:00
Join us for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across wonderful Wolstonbury Hill, on the South Downs, near Brighton. An expert mycolgist will be on hand to identify and record all that is found.

Christmas wreath walk at Saddlescombe farm

Mon 19 Dec 2016
10:00-12:00
Create your own Christmas wreath with materials collected from the downs.