Ditchling Beacon

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

What's on

Upcoming events

Seasonal family colouring in the visitor centre

Sat 25 Jan 2020
10:00-15:30
Colour some seasonal, nature inspired colouring sheets. Collect different ones throughout the year.

Sunday Sampling Sessions - tasting, testing, talking

Sun 26 Jan 2020
13:00-16:00
A series of regular Sunday events where you can enjoy some UK made food, engage with local producers or be inspired by artists.

Dark Skies Week - Stargazing opportunities

Sat 15 Feb 2020
18:30-21:00
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
10:15-11:15
Comets have intrigued people for centuries. Now have a go at making your own.

Green woodworking at Frog Firle Farm

Sat 22 Feb 2020
10:00-13:00
Come and learn to make a traditional stool using rural woodworking techniques.

Spring nature trail

Sat 07 Mar 2020
11:00-15:00
Interact with and discover the natural environment around Birling Gap using our activity guide.
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.