Things to see & do

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What's on

We hold a huge variety of events throughout the year on our countryside sites around Woolbeding. A Hallowe'en walk on Lavington Common, nature walks on Harting Down and bat walks at Drovers are just a few.

Spring highlights

Share your pictures © Tony Court

See the fluttery flight of displaying banded demoiselles on the river and small red-eyed damselflies on the calm lake. Tiny Dartford warblers can be seen bobbing between bushes.

Summer highlights

See the heather at its glorious best after the 12th of August © Eastern Moors Partnership

Blooms of ling heather appear across the heath attracting digger wasps that make holes along the sandy tracks. Normally ling flowers are mauve but to see white is a sign of luck.

Winter highlights

Get outside and closer to nature this winter © NTPL/John Millar

The woods and common at Woolbeding are studded with festive holly, bearing jewel-coloured berries. The clear dark skies here are perfect for some winter star gazing with a flask of hot spiced cider.

Autumn highlights

Get outside and closer to nature this winter © Phil Barnes

Enjoy the trees dressed in the russet tones of autumn as the heath is still clinging onto the last of its colour. Be sure to catch the sun setting from the top of Whiphill wood.

50 things to do at Woolbeding

50 things to do

There's plenty of ’50 things’ family fun here at Woolbeding. Our top five favourite things to do:

  • Hold a scary beast
  • Go star gazing
  • Hunt for bugs
  • Track wild animals
  • Go bird watching

Harting Down

Harting Down nature reserve is one of the largest areas of ancient chalk downland cared for by the National Trust. It is a tapestry of pristine downland blending beautifully with scattered scrub and woodland.

Drovers Estate

Drovers is a hidden estate nestling in undulating hills and valleys. Step back to a timeless rural life, set amidst shady woodland and rolling ancient pastures.

Lavington Common

Lavington Common is a survivor of an open landscape that once stretched across the Weald. It is rich in plants, wildlife, and heathers which flourish here providing shelter for rare reptiles and insects.