Harting Down

A herd of fallow deer graze on the grassland at 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

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Harting Down

Wildlife

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.