Cuckmere Valley

Sunset lends stunning colours to the winding Cuckmere meanders

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

Cuckmere Valley

Things to see and do

Wonderful walks 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

Downland view of flowers and skyline on Harting Hill

Celebrating National Meadows Day on the South Downs 

Visitors to the South Downs on Saturday 1 July are invited to join in and celebrate our wild flowers and grassland on National Meadows Day.

Upcoming events

50 things "Tracker" week at Birling Gap

Wed 16 Aug 2017
Self guided family fun activities all week, including rock pooling, hunting for bugs and making bug homes. FREE event - donations only

Bug hunting - 50 Things "Tracker"

Thu 17 Aug 2017
Come and join us for a bug hunting expedition. Using a net and running around, what little critters can you catch in our meadow on Belle Tout?

Rockpool Adventure - August

Fri 18 Aug 2017
Come on a group-led rockpooling activity in this wonderful marine conservation zone and complete 50 things activiites for Tracker week

50 Things "Ranger" week

Mon 21 Aug 2017
Self guided family fun activities such as barefoot walking, fossil hunting and make a grass trumpet. FREE EVENT - donations only

Fossil Making - 50 Things Ranger

Thu 24 Aug 2017
Become a paleontologist and come on a fossil walk with us then create your very own fossil in our learning room as part of our 50 Things Ranger Week.

Rockpool Adventure - September

Fri 01 Sep 2017
Join the Rangers in discovering the fascinating life in the rockpools at Birling Gap. Explore the beach at low tide and see if you can find all the weird and wonderful creatures who live here. Whether it's colourful starfish, tiny crabs,...