Cuckmere Valley

Sunset lends stunning colours to the winding Cuckmere meanders

Important notice -

A yellow weather warning for wind is in place until 7pm on Monday 10th February. Please follow MetOffice advice and stay indoors.

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

Seasonal family colouring in the visitor centre

Sat 29 Feb 2020
Colour some seasonal, nature inspired colouring sheets. Collect different ones throughout the year.

Sunday Sampling Sessions - tasting, testing, talking

Sun 01 Mar 2020
A series of regular Sunday events where you can enjoy some UK made food, engage with local producers or be inspired by artists.

Spring nature trail

Sat 07 Mar 2020
Interact with and discover the natural environment around Birling Gap using our activity guide.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts 2020

Sat 04 Apr 2020
Immerse yourself in the wild, follow the nature clues and receive a Cadbury chocolate egg

Hailsham Community College 500 Word Story Exhibition

Sat 04 Apr 2020
Read imaginative stories written by pupils in year 7 at Hailsham Community College for this year's 500 word story competition.

Rockpool rangers

Wed 15 Apr 2020
Come and explore the rockpools at Birling Gap with us on your day out at the coast, great fun for all the family.
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.