Harting Down

A wintry view north from the top of Harting Down

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

Harting Down

What's on

Upcoming events

Star gazing & night hike

Mon 25 Feb 2019
19:00-22:00
Join us as we experience the night sky from the top of the Downs as part of the South Downs National Park Dark Skies festival.

Pancakes al fresco

Tue 05 Mar 2019
16:30-17:30
Come and cook pancakes over an open campfire to celebrate Shrove Tuesday.

Cadbury's Easter egg trail

Sun 21 Apr 2019
10:30-15:00
Family fun with egg decorating and rolling, a nature trail, egg shy, egg and spoon race, face painting and crafts
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.