Cuckmere Valley

Sunset lends stunning colours to the winding Cuckmere meanders

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

Gildredge House School Exhibition

Mon 09 Dec 2019
Discover the work students from Gildredge House school have produced to inspire environmental care and change.

Volunteer recruitment coffee morning

Fri 13 Dec 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.

Festive Family Fun Weekend

Sat 14 Dec 2019
Try out lots of family crafts and activities for one price in our visitor centre

Meet the Maker - Generation 11 Local artisan gin producers

Sun 15 Dec 2019
Meet the makers of this local gin from their distillery in Sussex. Gin tasting and notes will be available

Carols in the cafe

Sun 15 Dec 2019
Bring your best singing voice for festive carols with our choir

Tree planting at Frog Firle Farm

Mon 16 Dec 2019
Help plant a tree to help with flood management and disease resistance of trees in the Cuckmere Valley.
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.