Things to see & do

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Saddlescombe Farm open day

Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templars. Tours of the 17th century buildings, the surrounding downs and the walled garden, displays and demonstrations of traditional work, newly born lambs and tea and home-made cakes available.

March highlights at Devil's Dyke

Enjoy the magical view of Devilâ¿¿s Dyke in the morning © Pamela Yee

 Early spring mists hanging in the valley are an unforgettable sight from the top of this spectacular viewpoint.

April highlights at Devil's Dyke

Early purple orchid - one of the summer flowers you can see © Robin Sutton

Take a walk into the ancient woods to discover bluebells galore. Look closely and you will also find the early purple orchid.

May highlights at Devil's Dyke

Cowslips © NT

The valley bursts into colour with a million cowslips. Look further and you will see the first signs of the blue butterflies Devil's Dyke is famous for.

Don't miss our top spots...

  • The view through the valley to Saddlescombe farm
  • The meadow in summer - a carpet of flowers and a haven for insects
  • The hangliders when the wind is from the north
  • A walk to historic Saddlescombe farm
  • A walk through the woods in spring where bluebells and orchids thrive
  • The sea of pink orchids in the valley in June