Harting Down

Misty views from Harting Down

Dramatic hill-top views and secluded valleys, with abundant wild flowers

A view of the Vandalian tower from Harting Hill

Seasonal highlights at Harting Down 

Find out more about Harting Down’s species rich valleys and woodland at any time of year.

Harting Down

What's on

Upcoming events

Cadbury's Easter Egg Trail: Easter Sunday

Sun 12 Apr 2020
A fun day out - take part in our Easter egg trail; test your knowledge with our nature quiz; enjoy egg decorating, face painting, the egg shy and egg and spoon races.

Hairy not Scary

Sat 16 May 2020
Come and meet our cows and learn from the experts how to be confident with your dog around livestock.

Wildlife Walkies and Dog School

Thu 04 Jun 2020
Learn some doggy tips from the experts about how to walk your dog in the countryside without disturbing our wonderful wildlife.

Discover Drovers

Sat 06 Jun 2020
Join us for a beautiful summer's walk in and around the Drovers Estate.

Wildflower and Butterfly Walk:Harting Down

Sat 04 Jul 2020
Join is on beautiful Harting Down and learn more about the flowers and butterflies which make this rare chalk grassland their home.

Nightjar Walk: Lavington Common

Wed 08 Jul 2020
Enjoy listening out for nightjars on a summers evening.
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Short-eared owl perched on the ground

Classic downland wildlife 

Explore the rich variety of downland wildlife here at Harting Down. From the open springy turf to the deep ash and yew woodlands, you're sure to spot or hear some wildlife that lives here on Harting.

A view over the sloping purple heather at Black Down towards the distant horizon, with tall pine trees to either side.

Saving our heathlands in the South Downs 

The Heathlands Reunited project aims to create and improve heathland at 41 sites covering an area greater than 1,200 football pitches. Find out more about this exciting partnership project.

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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.