Views north over the Weald from Blackcap South Downs

A classic downland experience with secret woodland glades


Things to see and do

A bee orchid in the grass at Burton Bradstock

Woodland and Weald views 

Enjoy a walk far from the crowds, find a sunken track lined with flowers, a hilltop panorama, and the myriad colours of a secret woodland


What's on

Upcoming events

Seven Sisters archaeology walks - Belle Tout

Sun 28 Aug 2016
Come and discover the fascinating history through the ages of this amazing coastal site overlooking the Seven Sisters.

Belle Tout archaeological dig walks - Seven Sisters archaeology project

Tue 06 Sep 2016
Come and see the archaeologists in action, take a tour of the trenches with one of our volunteers, examine the finds and learn more about this special and historic landscape.

Rockpool Adventure - September

Sun 11 Sep 2016
Join the Rangers in discovering the fascinating life in the rockpools at Birling Gap. Explore the beach at low tide and see if you can find all the weird and wonderful creatures who live here. Whether it's colourful starfish, tiny crabs,...

Birling Gap Circular bike ride

Sun 25 Sep 2016
Join National Trust Rangers and enjoy stunning views of coast and countryside all from the comfort of your saddle.

Autumn colour walk from Ditchling Beacon to Blackcap

Sun 16 Oct 2016
An undulating walk along the South Downs Way taking in the autumn colors of Ashcombe Bottom.

Coastal walk - Seven Sisters walk via Birling Gap

Sun 23 Oct 2016
Join us for a gorgeous 6 mile circular walk taking in stunning seascapes and views from Gayles Farm, our newest coastal acquisition. Includes a light bite at Birling Gap.