Cissbury Ring

the huge Iron Age hillfort of Cissbury Ring seen from the air
Cissbury Ring

Things to see and do

A black and white checkered marbled white butterfly rests on a flowerhead
Walking trail

Take a breather at Cissbury Ring 

Enjoy a walk on this largest hill fort in Sussex with a history dating back over 5,000 years. Centuries of continuous grazing have produced a wonderful habitat for butterflies and flowers. Rarer plants such as the round headed rampion, also known as the ‘Pride of Sussex’, thrive here.

Upcoming events

Wild art and campfire cooking

Wed 26 Jul 2017
Learn about Andy Goldsworthy outdoor art, then create your own in a disused quarry on Newtimber hill while your sausages cook over hot embers.

Writing the Map

Fri 08 Sep 2017
Writing the Map is a project linking walking, landscape and writing. It aims to explore ways journeys are full of memories and associations, as well as sensory and objective information. FREE EVENT.

Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day

Sun 10 Sep 2017
Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templar. Part of the FREE Heritage Open Days scheme.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1

Fri 06 Oct 2017
Join mycologist, Martin Allinson and the National Trust for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across glorious Newtimber Hill on the South Downs, near Brighton.

Baking al fresco at Saddlescombe Farm

Mon 09 Oct 2017
Learn how to bake seasonal goodies al fresco in a clay oven the very old fashioned way, often baking directly on the clay oven floor and without a thermometer.....

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - Part 2

Fri 13 Oct 2017
Join us for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across wonderful Wolstonbury Hill, on the South Downs, near Brighton. Expert mycologist, Martin Allinson will be on hand to identify and record finds.