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

Swan Barn Farm Estate Office

Collards Lane, Haslemere, Surrey GU27 2HU

01428 652359

Black Down

Chase Fields

Swan Barn Farm


Marley, Marley Heights, Shottermill Ponds



Winter colours at Lavington Common
A frosty and sunny winter day over Lavington Common
Winter colours at Lavington Common

Woolbeding Estate Office

Pound Common Estate Yard, Woolbeding, West Sussex, GU29 0QB01730816638

Beacon Hill

Durford Wood

Harting Down

Lavington Common & Plantation

Terwick Church Field

Woolbeding (Farm, Parkland, Wood and Common)

Sunset view of Slindon folly
Views across Slindon folly at sunset on the South Downs
Sunset view of Slindon folly

Slindon Estate Office

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

Saddlescombe Rd, Brighton BN45 7DE

01273 857712

Cissbury Ring

Devils Dyke


Fulking Escarpment

Highdown Hill

Newtimber & Pangdean 


Saxon Cottage, Steyning

Shoreham Gap

Southwick Hill

Truleigh Hill

Upper Beeding

Wolstonbury Hill

Seven Sisters cliffs
Three people walk along the top of the magnificent Seven Sisters cliffs with distant views behind of sea , horizon, Birling Gap coastguard cottages and Belle tout lighthouse
Seven Sisters cliffs

South Downs East

Birling Gap, Nr East Dean, East Sussex BN20 0AB

01323 423197

Ashcombe Bottom


Belle Tout (the lookout)

Birling Gap & the Seven Sisters

Chyngton Farm & Exceat


Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling Down

Frog Firle Farm