A trig point stands against the skyline at Blackcap, South Downs

A classic downland experience with secret woodland glades

More about this place

Blackcap bostal white against the dusk on the South Downs

A walk at Blackcap

Enjoy this secluded gem with sunken bostals, a hidden woodland, views over the Weald and fascinating history.


What's on

Upcoming events

Green woodworking at Frog Firle Farm

Sat 16 Feb 2019
Come and learn to make a traditional stool using rural woodworking techniques.

February half-term Solar System discovery trail

Sat 16 Feb 2019
Follow the clues about the solar system and discover what makes Birling Gap a great place to view the night sky with our self-guided trail. Collect trail sheets from the visitor centre.

Spring Beachclean at Birling Gap

Sun 03 Mar 2019
Help clean the beach and survey our litter with us and the Marine Conservation Society.

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
Follow the clues, answer the questions, complete the challenges and be rewarded with a chocolate Cadbury's Easter egg.

50 Things to do before your 11 3/4 by the sea

Mon 27 May 2019
Come down to the visitor centre at Birling Gap, pick up a tracker pack and uncover the creatures of the beach

50 things to do before your 11 3/4 - Tracker packs and advice

Mon 29 Jul 2019
Pop down to the visitor centre to collect your 50 things booklet and then see how many activities you can complete.