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

A classic downland experience with secret woodland glades

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

Seasonal family colouring in the visitor centre

Sat 01 Feb 2020
Colour some seasonal, nature inspired colouring sheets. Collect different ones throughout the year.

Sunday Sampling Sessions - tasting, testing, talking

Sun 02 Feb 2020
A series of regular Sunday events where you can enjoy some UK made food, engage with local producers or be inspired by artists.

Dark Skies Week - Stargazing opportunities

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Bring a pair of binoculars or telescope and take advantage of the dark skies here at Birling Gap.

Dark Skies Week - Comet Making Workshop

Wed 19 Feb 2020
Comets have intrigued people for centuries. Now have a go at making your own.

Green woodworking at Frog Firle Farm

Sat 22 Feb 2020
Come and learn to make a traditional stool using rural woodworking techniques.

Spring nature trail

Sat 07 Mar 2020
Interact with and discover the natural environment around Birling Gap using our activity guide.

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.