South Downs sites we look after

 Panoramic view at sunset in August from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex

This incredible landscape is looked after by five area teams based at Estate Offices across the South Downs. Below is a list of the countryside sites these offices look after and contact details for each. If you need any information about any of these properties please contact the offices in the first instance.

The South Downs, defined by the boundaries of the UK’s newest National Park, stretches for almost 90 miles between Winchester and Eastbourne, in the South East of England.  It takes in a broad swathe of open, chalky downland hills, farms and estates, sweeping behind the towns and cities on the coastal plain, and running out to sea in the east with the white cliffs at Beachy Head.  And, oriented inland and northwards towards London, there are the distinctly darker wooded hills, heaths, and vistas of the western Weald.  The National Trust looks after over 5195 hectares (12838 acres) of natural resources and protected areas including chalk grassland, beech hangar, heathland, woodland, farmland, coastline and river.

Sunrise across the meadows at Swan Barn Farm
Landscape view across fields at Swan Barn Farm
Sunrise across the meadows at Swan Barn Farm

Woolbeding Estate Office - South Downs West

Pound Common Estate Yard, Woolbeding, West Sussex, GU29 0QB

01730 816638

Beacon Hill

Black Down

Chase Fields

Durford Wood

Harting Down

Lavington Common & Plantation

Marley, Marley Heights, Shottermill Ponds

Swan Barn Farm

Terwick Church Field


Woolbeding (Farm, Parkland, Wood and Common)

Sunset views from Slindon Folly, Nore Hill
Sunset views from Slindon Folly, Nore Hill
Sunset views from Slindon Folly, Nore Hill

Slindon Estate Office - South Downs Central

Top Rd, Slindon, Arundel BN18 0RH


Bignor Hill

Bignor Top

Bosham Quay Meadow

Courthill Farm

Downes Meadow & Barn

Drovers (including woodland, Cuckcumber Farm and Littlewood Farm)

East Head

Fontwell Field


Great Down

Gumber Farm

Hatt Hill

Jockeys Meadow (nr. Washington Roundabout)

Kirdford & Plaistow

Little Down

Mid Common


Park Wood

Slindon Bottom

Slindon Common

Slindon Village

Stoney Bottom

Sullington Warren

The Nore (or Nore hill)

Warren Hill

Woodlands Farm

Saddlescombe surrounded by meadows and downland
Saddlescombe hamlet nestled in the surrounding downs
Saddlescombe surrounded by meadows and downland

Saddlescombe Farm Estate Office - South Downs East

Saddlescombe Rd, Brighton BN45 7DE

01273 857712

Ashcombe Bottom

Belle Tout (The Lookout)

Birling Gap & the Seven Sisters


Chyngton Farm & Exceat

Cissbury Ring

Crowlink & Gayles

Devils Dyke

Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling Down


Frog Firle Farm

Fulking Escarpment

Highdown Hill

Newtimber & Pangdean 


Saxon Cottage, Steyning

Shoreham Gap

Southwick Hill


Truleigh Hill

Upper Beeding

Wolstonbury Hill