Things to see & do

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Easter 'eggsplorer' fun

 Why not join us for family fun over Easter weekend with our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail. Your kids will love being explorers for the day, so pop day and see what's on.

November highlights

Coconut-scented gorse © National Trust/ Mimi Rousell

Take in the autumnal beauty and be inspired on a bracing cliff top walk this month. The gorse is still in flower and provides a vital source of winter nectar for birds and insects through the cold winter months.


December highlights

Hoar frost’s can be spectacular during the winter © Graham Wellfare

Hoar frosts can be spectacular on the hawthorn at Summerdown, just south of the Dyke Valley.


January highlights

Devil's Dyke in the background covered with heavy snow in early 2010 © Graham Wellfare

Snow can transform the Dyke into a winter wonderland. Perhaps one of the best places sledge or even ski on the South Downs.


Don't miss

  • 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