Wild coast, stunning wildlife, remarkable history - enjoy the top spots in Britain's newest National Park.
The South Downs, stretching for over 70 miles across Sussex, is a destination valued for its internationally rare habitats, stunning wildlife and ancient history.
We care for over 6,000 hectares of countryside with a huge variety of habitats - chalk grassland, ancient woodland, lowland heath and tiny fragments of chalk heath. Numerous ancient monuments pepper our hills and the last truly natural place left in the South East - Birling Gap on the Seven Sisters coastline - is also under our care.
A wide variety of houses lie within the National Park, from Alfriston Clergy House, the first building acquired by us in 1896, to the grand houses of Petworth and Uppark and over 150 families' homes.
For a real South Downs experience stay with us at our campsites or rent one of our numerous cottages.
There's no better place to start your 50 Things outdoors adventure than the South Downs. From canoeing down a river to climbing a huge hill, we reckon you can do 46 out of the 50. Devil's Dyke is a great place to start.
South Downs outdoor photography
Join us for a series of photography courses this summer. Be inspired by stunning countryside and beautiful coast to get off auto. There's something to suit everyone.
Bioblitz - South Downs fungal forays
Join our Bioblitz campaign - to discover just how many different types of fungi there are on the South Downs. A team of scientists and an expert forager will be on hand all day.