Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Spending time at Saddlescombe Farm helped feel stronger and more confident

Important notice -

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

A hidden hamlet nestled in the downs

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Things to see and do 

Places to visit

What to do when you visit

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

What's on 

Nuthatch on tree

Learn how to take wildlife photos at Saddlescombe Farm

Join wildlife photographer Adrian Holloway and learn how to take amazing wildlife photos with your own camera.

Upcoming events

Wildlife photography for beginners

Sat 21 Sep 2019
10:30-15:30
Gain the confidence to take your camera off 'auto' and learn how to take amazing wildlife photos.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1

Fri 18 Oct 2019
09:30-15:00
Join mycologist, Martin Allinson and the National Trust for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across glorious Newtimber Hill on the South Downs, near Brighton.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - Part 2

Fri 25 Oct 2019
09:30-15:00
Join us for a day of recording as many species of fungi as possible, across wonderful Wolstonbury Hill, on the South Downs, near Brighton. Expert mycologist Martin Allinson will be on hand to identify and record finds.

Halloween pumpkin carving & scary mask making at Saddlescombe Farm

Sat 02 Nov 2019
10:00-12:00
Choose your own pumpkin and then transform it into your own scary creation then make your own Halloween animal mask!

Christmas at Saddlescombe Farm

Tue 10 Dec 2019
14:00-16:00
Come and discover the magic of Saddlescombe at Christmas

Christmas wreath walk at Saddlescombe farm

Mon 16 Dec 2019
10:00-12:00
Create your own Christmas wreath with materials collected from the downs. Morning and afternoon sessions available.
Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Wildlife

A group of bleeding mycena fungi on a fallen tree

Autumn Wildlife at Devil's Dyke

Autumn is a time to enjoy colour, mists and summer's harvest. Enjoy this time of plenty at Devil's Dyke.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Our work

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Get involved

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Learning

children on a school trip to Devil's Dyke

Learning at Saddlescombe Farm

Saddlescombe Farm and the Devil’s Dyke Estate is a great place to inspire, explore and create. With links to the curriculum for Key Stages 1-5, our learning team brings education to life through engaging experiences and activities.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Venue hire

Flint-walled interior of Learning Barn with log burner, seating and wooden furniture

Learning Barn facilities at Saddlescombe Farm 

Find out more about the facilities on offer at our newly converted Learning Barn here at the farm.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

History

Larder filled with dried herbs, jars of preserve and eggs

Step back in time at Saddlescombe Farm 

This fertile valley in the shadow of the South Downs has attracted settlers for thousands of years. Find out more about the fascinating history of this downland farm from the Knights Templar to present day use.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Places to stay

Staying here at Saddlescombe