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Dramatic and stunning chalk escarpment with panoramic views
With amazing views towards Leith Hill, the highest point in south east England, Denbies Hillside is a great spot for wildlife-watching.
Named after John Denby, a 17th-century farmer, the hillside is home to a great variety of plants and animals, including Adonis Blue and Chalkhill Blue butterflies.
The chalk downland at White Down offers yet more spectacular views. It also hides several Second World War pill boxes, built to defend against a Nazi invasion.
To the west of Denbies Hillside is Hackhurst Downs, where you can savour the fantastic vista looking towards the Tillingbourne Valley.
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Step out and enjoy the warm spring sunshine - sunny days rouse the beautiful adult brimstone butterfly. Look out too for our pretty yellow cowslips…
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Start your 50 things adventure
An outdoor adventure is always around the next tree or hedge. And our list of 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ will set you on your own adventure here.
Try one or two of our adventures...
- Roll down our big hill
- Make a trail with sticks
- Walk barefoot on our springy grass
- Make a grass trumpet
- Hunt for bugs
- Go bird watching