The Great Devil's Dyke Fungi Hunt

Distant views over field systems at Devil's Dyke with trees and scrub framing left and right

Join mycologist, Martin Allinson and the National Trust for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across the glorious South Downs, near Brighton.

On Friday 6 October why not join us for the day - enjoying some glorious Sussex countryside.  We are very lucky to have Martin, our local expert, on hand to help out if we come across something particularly unusual.

Scarlet waxcap fungi
Scarlet waxcap fungi

The programme for each day is as follows:

9.30am: Meet at Saddlescombe...

10am: Go out hunting for fungi in Newtimber ancient woods and across open downland...

12 noon: Lunch, with glorious views across Sussex...

2pm: Return to Saddlescombe Farm for a well deserved cup of tea and cake in our new heated barn.

2.15pm: Go through our finds with expert mycologist, Martin Allison and look at some of the more interesting species with our microscopes.

3pm:  Finish

A group of bleeding mycena fungi on a fallen tree
A group of bleeding mycena fungi on a fallen tree

A second event takes place on Friday 13 October at Wolstonbury Hill.

If you are interested in this or any other events at Devil's Dyke or Saddlescombe Farm please contact the Rangers or take a look at our What's On pages.

The price for these events is £10 per person.