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.

July highlights

Six Spot Burnet Moth © Dave Crawshaw

Burnet moths are out in force. In good years, nearly every flower will have this beautiful moth visiting it. Wander into the valley to see what truly ancient chalk grassland looks like.


August highlights

The beautiful Adonis blue butterfly © Rob Hewer

Just five minutes from the car park, the meadow is at its most colourful. All the rare downland butterflies can be seen - the Adonis blue, Chalkhill blue and silver spotted skipper.


September highlights

Devil’s bit scabious © Andrew Tuddenham

The south side of the Dyke Valley is a purple haze with Devil's bit scabious. The meadow near the car park is still a vibrant mix of colour.


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