Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Things to see and do 

The purple blue of a spiky round headed rampion flower on a chalk grassland hillside, a Sussex speciality that is abundant in July

Summer wildlife at Saddlescombe Farm 

Summer is a great time to be on the lookout for wild flowers and butterflies. Saddlescombe farm is one of the best chalk downland sites in the country.

Spring lambs standing with their mothers in a pen

Things to see and do at Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill 

Whether you're a keen cyclist, a fervent hiker or are quite happy having a spot of tea whilst admiring the English countryside, there really is something for everyone in this scenic part of West Sussex.

Early Purple Orchid surrounded by cowslips on the south downs

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber walk 

Fresh air, spectacular views and an ancient landscape will accompany you along this scenic downland walk, near Devil's Dyke.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

What's on 

Upcoming events

Butterflying on Newtimber Hill

Sun 22 Jul 2018
11:00-14:30
Join resident ranger and butterfly enthusiast, Graham Wellfare on one of England's finest butterfly sites - Newtimber Hill.

Saddlescombe farm tours

Mon 30 Jul 2018
10:00-11:30
Enjoy guided tours of this private working farm. Discover its layered history and the stories of the people who lived here.

Saddlescombe Farm Tudor soap making & picnic in orchard

Fri 17 Aug 2018
10:30-13:30
Make soap in our Tudor farmhouse and bring a tasty picnic to eat in the orchard.

Saddlescombe Farm Heritage Open Day

Sun 09 Sep 2018
10:30-15:30
Discover this ancient downland farm that was once owned by the Knights Templar.

Pottery on the Downs

Sat 29 Sep 2018
10:00-16:00
Create your own ceramic masterpiece.

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1

Fri 19 Oct 2018
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.
Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Wildlife

The Fieldfare, a winter migrant bird

Seasonal highlights at Saddlescombe Farm

At the beginning and end of the year, when it's too cold for many of our visiting species, you can still spot a resident bird of prey or even a woodpecker.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

History

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Learning

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

Get involved

A group of volunteers, including local children wearing safety goggles, clear scrub from the side of Newtimber Hill

Join the team 

Do you want to help look after one of the best downland estates in Britain? Make new friends, learn about the estate and volunteer with the National Trust.

Colourful summer borders in the gardens at Nymans, West Sussex.

Mid Sussex Association 

The Mid Sussex Association supports local National Trust places including Nymans and Saddlescombe Farm.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Our work

Elephant hawk moth resting on a National Trust logo

Wildlife discoveries and work at Saddlescombe Farm 

Find out more about the wildlife and work carried out by the ranger team at Saddlescombe Farm, nestled in the shadow of Newtimber Hill.

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Places to stay

Staying here at Saddlescombe