Learning on the South Downs, East Sussex

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Forest schools and outreach

Our Forest School level 3 trained ranger arranges visits for up to 15 students per session in Friston Forest or outreach. Tailored to the particular needs of a group. Book one term or more in advance.

Booking a visit - how to enjoy a day your way

Contact our Community and Learning Ranger to arrange your visit

Email: cuckmere@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone: 01323 423197

Do contact us about outreach visits to set up a forest school or if you would like to tailor your visit to a specific topic or theme.

Downland discovery & freshwater finds

Key Stage 1,2, & 3

  • Bug hunting
  • What's in that quadrat?
  • Visit the Bronze Age barrow
  • Listen to stories in the landscape
  • Use a map and compass
  • Pond dipping
  • Minibeast games

River explorer at Frog Firle Farm

Key Stage 2 & 3 

  • View and sketch the river
  • Listen to river stories
  • Act out being part of the river
  • Discuss impacts on the landscape
  • Experiment to find the river flow

Learning from landscapes

Key stage 3 & 4

  • Make a valley cross section
  • Investigate chalk downland
  • Assess human impacts on the landscape
  • Test water quality and map river profile
  • Use a map and compass