Cuckmere Valley

Sunset lends stunning colours to the winding Cuckmere meanders

Important notice -

There is a high fire risk at this time of year which can cause damage to wildlife and the habitat here. Please do not light any fires or barbecues anywhere on site. Thank you

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

Wonderful walks at Cuckmere Valley

A close up image of a tiny frog in the hands of a child

Start your '50 things to do before you're 11¾' adventure at Cuckmere Valley

From flying a kite to going on a nature walk at night, , your next adventure awaits. Experience ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ with the whole family at Cuckmere Valley.

Cuckmere Valley


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

What's on

Upcoming events

Seven Sisters archaeology walks - Crowlink Circular

Sun 27 Oct 2019
Come and discover the fascinating history of the Crowlink area and find out how things could have been very different without the power of people to save this land from development

Halloween half-term creepy creatures trail

Mon 28 Oct 2019
Follow our indoor trail to discover more about batty bats, wriggly worms, scary spiders and monster moths.

Landscape Writing Clinic with Cole Moreton

Sat 09 Nov 2019
Develop your creative writing style with author and writer Cole Moreton while drawing inspiration from the landscape around Birling Gap

A performance from the Light Keeper by Cole Moreton

Sat 09 Nov 2019
Join award-winning author and broadcaster Cole Moreton with a storytelling, visual and musical performance based on his debut novel, The Light Keeper, set in the stunning landscape around Birling Gap.

Volunteer recruitment coffee morning

Mon 11 Nov 2019
Would you like volunteer at Birling Gap or Alfriston Clergy House? If so then why not come along to one of our coffee mornings.

Christmas Wreath Making

Sat 30 Nov 2019
Use foliage from the South Downs to create a natural Christmas wreath for your home.