Things to see & do

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What's on

Take a look at our events calendar to see what's on this summer.

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.




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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

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