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 continues 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

Baking al fresco at Saddlescombe Farm

Tue 30 May 2017
Learn how to bake bread al fresco in a clay oven the good old fashioned way.

Wolstonbury Orchid Safari

Sun 11 Jun 2017
Discover how centuries of grazing has produced a rich variety of downland flowers and stunning orchids.

Devil's Dyke wild food walk and talk

Wed 14 Jun 2017
Hear about how our ancestors gathered food and what you can forage today.

Saddlescombe orchid walk and talk

Tue 20 Jun 2017
Orchid expert Peter Lovett is offering a unique experience here at Saddlescombe Farm this year, where those interested in orchids as a species can learn more about these amazing plants.

Butterflying with Matthew Oates

Sun 23 Jul 2017
Join one of the country's leading butterfly experts, Matthew Oates, on one of England's finest butterfly sites - Newtimber Hill.