Cuckmere Valley

Sunset lends stunning colours to the winding Cuckmere meanders

Important notice -

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

Flower-rich chalk grassland with stunning views of the Cuckmere River

Cuckmere Valley in May

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.

Cuckmere Valley

Learning

A school group sits perchd on top of the downs enjoying far reaching views over river valleys, downland and woodland

Plan your class visit 

With workshops from bug hunting to river studies available for you to choose from, we'll ensure that your group of students have a fantastic day filled with learning and fun activities.

Cuckmere Valley

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.