Harting Down

A view of the Vandalian tower from Harting Hill

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

Harting Down

Things to see and do

Harting Down

What's on

Upcoming events

Drop in for Dragonflies

Fri 04 Aug 2017
Discover these incredible insects that live here in the lush vegetation of the River Rother and neighbouring pond.

Woodland Art, Den Building, and Campfire Cooking

Tue 08 Aug 2017
Join us for hands-on natural art making, den building, and outdoor cooking in the woods

Dog Fun Day

Sun 13 Aug 2017
A fun day with your dog in the countryside, a must for all dog lovers!

Picnic in the Park

Sat 19 Aug 2017
The sounds of music and laughter will drift over the banks of the beautiful river Rother and Woolbeding Parkland at this popular free family event

Reptile Encounters

Tue 22 Aug 2017
Experience close up encounters with our native reptiles as we discover the hidden wildlife that lives on our heathland.

Drovers Bat Walk

Thu 31 Aug 2017
Join us and our expert from the Bat Conservation Trust for a walk at dusk in search of these highly sophisticated nocturnal flying mammals.
Harting Down


A rare Duke of Burgundy butterfly at Harting Down

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.