Ditchling Beacon

Moonlight over a dew pond near Ditchling Beacon, East Sussex
Ditchling Beacon

What's on

Upcoming events

Gildredge House School Exhibition

Fri 06 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
Discover the work students from Gildredge House school have produced to inspire environmental care and change.

Indoor Christmas Fair

Sun 08 Dec 2019
10:00-16:00
Festive shopping and gifts for all the family under one roof.

Volunteer recruitment coffee morning

Fri 13 Dec 2019
10:15-12:30
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
10:00-12:00
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
12:30-15:30
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
17:00-18:30
Bring your best singing voice for festive carols with our choir
Ditchling Beacon

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.

View through the Devils Dyke valley towards Saddlescombe Farm

The Changing Chalk partnership 

A partnership of 10 organisations has received initial National Lottery support for the Changing Chalk project. Made possible by National Lottery players, the partnership will work with local communities and landowners to connect people with nature and address challenges facing the Sussex Downs to protect this fragile chalk grassland landscape for future generations.