South Downs

Alfriston Clergy House East Sussex view of house and vegetable garden in winter

Wild coast, stunning wildlife, remarkable history - enjoy the top spots in Britain's newest National Park.

Places to visit

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Visitors admiring the indoor greenery for a Georgian Christmas at Petworth House

Festive fun in and around the South Downs 

Enjoy a traditional Christmas this year across the South Downs. We are bringing festive traditions to life at our country houses, atmospheric gardens and wintery countryside.

Enjoying winter colour on the South Downs

Brown hairstreak butterfly egg laid on a blackthorn twig

Winter wildlife on the South Downs 

Winter has come to a close. With some of the wildlife tucked away there is still much to enjoy on the South Downs.

Visitors dog-walking at Ickworth, Suffolk

Taking the lead on the South Downs

The South Downs are a great place to walk your dog, so there's always somewhere near to you where you can enjoy this rich countryside throughout the year.

How you can help us

Our houses and gardens on the South Downs