Harting Down

Downland view of flowers and skyline on Harting Hill

Important notice -

Please note that there is a high fire risk at this time of year which can cause damage to wildlife and the habitat here. Please do not light any fires or barbecues anywhere on site. Thank you

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

Harting Down

What's on

Upcoming events

Wildflower and butterfly walk

Thu 25 Jul 2019
Find out more about the chalk grassland wildflowers and butterflies found here on Harting Down

Discover Drovers

Wed 31 Jul 2019
A beautiful summer walk around Singleton finding out about the wildlife and hidden history of the area.

Dog Fun Day

Sun 11 Aug 2019
A fun day with your dog in the countryside, a must for all dog lovers!

Picnic in the Park

Sat 17 Aug 2019
Bring a picnic and chairs, sit back and enjoy live music from the banks of the River Rother.

Reptile Encounters

Tue 20 Aug 2019
Experience close up encounters with our native reptiles as we discover the hidden wildlife that lives on our heathland.

Woolbeding bat night

Tue 27 Aug 2019
Enjoy the Summer night as we track the movements of bats down through the woods to the river.
Harting Down


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.