Views north over the Weald from Blackcap South Downs

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We encourage everyone to observe social distancing measures. Fires and barbecues are not permitted anywhere on site to protect our countryside.

A classic downland experience with secret woodland glades

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Enjoy the South Downs National Park with the National Trust

Summer on the South Downs

We are so glad our visitors are enjoying our beautiful South Downs. Our car parks cannot be booked so on our busy days there may not be spaces when you arrive - please try again later if this happens. Please help us keep these areas special. Be safe, plan ahead and follow any signs. Leave gates and property as you find them. Protect plants and animals and take your litter home. Keep dogs under close control, especially near farm animals and during nesting season. Do not camp, light fires or barbecues unless it is is designated areas. Thank you for helping us keep our countryside safe.

Blackcap in August

Visitors dog-walking at Ickworth, Suffolk

Taking the lead on the South Downs

The South Downs are a great place to walk your dog, so there's always somewhere near to you where you can enjoy this rich countryside throughout the year.


Our work

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

South Downs sites we look after  

Discover the incredible diversity of countryside sites across the South Downs, from chalk grassland to river valleys, beech hangars and chalk cliffs.