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

More about this place

Blackcap in Spring

A girl making seed bombs

Things to do at home

Get some inspiration for activities to do on your own or with family... you won't be short of things to do at home or in the garden this spring.

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.