Things to see & do

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What's on

Saddlescombe hosts two open days in April and September. There are numerous other events around Saddlescombe Farm, Newtimber, Devil's Dyke and Wolstonbury Hill throughout the year. Why don't you join us?

November highlights

Fungi on the South Downs © Graham Wellfare

Early autumn is a great time to catch the last of the wierd and wonderful fungi that lurk in Newtimber woods.

December highlights

It’s easier to hear than see the shy green woodpecker © Jans Canon

The green woodpecker is a common sight on the downs but never fails to delight. December is a great time to see it hunting for ants - as long as the ants nest aren't frozen.

January highlights

A snowy day on Newtimber Hill © Graham Wellfare

If it snows the top of Newtimber becomes a bleak but awe inspiring place.


Don't miss

  • Our busy open days with a whole host of activities and demonstrations
  • A cream tea at the Hiker's Rest café
  • A walk through Newtimber's ancient woodland
  • A walk on Newtimber in August when the hill is alive with butterflies
  • A circular walk to Devil's Dyke and back
  • Newtimber in autumn when the hill is purple with devil's bit scabious