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Sunset looking north from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex
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Upcoming events

Pizza making in clay oven at Saddlescombe Farm

Mon 28 May 2018
10:30-13:30
Make your own pizza from scratch on Bank Holiday Monday. Top it with herbs grown at Saddlescombe Farm, watch it bake in our clay oven and then eat it with the swallows darting above you. The event includes a short tour of farm.

Wolstonbury orchid safari

Sun 10 Jun 2018
10:00-13:00
Discover how centuries of grazing has produced a rich variety of downland flowers and stunning orchids.

Father's Day den building and campfire cooking

Sun 17 Jun 2018
10:30-13:30
Come on a short guided walk to woodland near Saddlescombe where we'll make dens, cook sausages and make flatbreads to eat them in.

Saddlescombe orchid walk and talk

Tue 19 Jun 2018
10:30-13:30
Resident ranger and orchid enthusiast, Graham Wellfare, is offering a wonderful day out on the downs this June. Specifically for those interested in orchids, as a species, you can learn more about these amazing plants.

Saddlescombe farm tours

Mon 25 Jun 2018
10:00-11:30
Enjoy guided tours of this private working farm. Discover its layered history and the stories of the people who lived here.

Bug hunt safari

Sat 07 Jul 2018
11:00-14:00
Join our Rangers to discover what wild minibeasts live in the chalk grassland jungle.
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Volunteers watch a pile of scrub burn on a countryside site as they clear the woody material to allow the more fragile chalk grassland to flourish

Volunteer with us 

Whether you're looking to make a difference, learn a new skill or meet like-minded people, there are plenty of opportunities to share your skills and talents as part of our team of volunteers.

Colourful summer borders in the gardens at Nymans, West Sussex.

Mid Sussex Association 

The Mid Sussex Association supports local National Trust places including Nymans and Saddlescombe Farm.

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Our work

Elephant hawk moth resting on a National Trust logo

Wildlife discoveries and work at Saddlescombe Farm 

Find out more about the wildlife and work carried out by the ranger team at Saddlescombe Farm, nestled in the shadow of Newtimber Hill.

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