50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ at Ditchling

Girl holding a map, obscuring her face

We've managed to find 15 things out of the 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenge that we think you can tick off here at Ditchling Beacon. How many can you do? Get started here and then why not try out our lists at Cuckmere Valley and Birling Gap?

Get outside

Being the highest point in East Sussex means that Ditchling Beacon can get quite windy, perfect for:
  • No.7 Fly a kite
  • No.24 Feel like you're flying in the wind
Fly a kite
A young girl at the 2014 Dunstable Kite Festival, on the Dunstable Downs, Bedfordshire.
Fly a kite
While you're out here, you can also have a go at:
  • No.21 Pick blackberries growing in the wild
  • No.25 Make a grass trumpet

South Downs Way

The South Downs Way national trail runs right through Ditchling Beacon, follow it to help you tick off:
  • No.2 Roll down a really big hill
  • No.28 Climb a huge hill
  • No.40 Go on a nature walk at night
  • No.45 Find your way with a map and compass
Climb a huge hill
Children finishing their climb to the top of a huge hill
Climb a huge hill

Make the most of wet weather

Even if it's wet or snowy, you can still get things done, try:
  • No.6 Run around in the rain
  • No.11 Throw some snow
  • No.15 Go sledging

Find some animals

There are all sorts of bugs and animals to be found at Ditchling Beacon. You can spot sheep and cows on your walk or:
  • No.31 Hunt for bugs
  • No.34 Track wild animals
  • No.36 Call an owl
Short-eared owl
Short-eared owl perched on the ground
Short-eared owl
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