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

Seasonal family colouring in the visitor centre

Sat 18 Jan 2020
Colour some seasonal, nature inspired colouring sheets. Collect different ones throughout the year.

Feel Good Sunday - practical outdoor wellbeing day

Sun 19 Jan 2020
Beat the January blues by feeling good and benefitting wildflowers and wellbeing on our practical task

Sunday Sampling Sessions - tasting, testing, talking

Sun 19 Jan 2020
A series of regular Sunday events where you can enjoy some UK made food, engage with local producers or be inspired by artists.

Volunteer recruitment coffee morning

Tue 21 Jan 2020
Would you like volunteer at Birling Gap and give our visitors the best day out? If so then why not come along to one of our coffee mornings.

Dark Skies Week - Stargazing opportunities

Sat 15 Feb 2020
Bring a pair of binoculars or telescope and take advantage of the dark skies here at Birling Gap.

Dark Skies Week - Comet Making Workshop

Wed 19 Feb 2020
Comets have intrigued people for centuries. Now have a go at making your own.
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.