Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

Things to see and do 

Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill

What's on 

Upcoming events

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - part 1

Fri 06 Oct 2017
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.

Baking al fresco at Saddlescombe Farm

Mon 09 Oct 2017
11:00-15:00
Learn how to bake seasonal goodies al fresco in a clay oven the very old fashioned way, often baking directly on the clay oven floor and without a thermometer.....

The Devil's Dyke fungi hunt - Part 2

Fri 13 Oct 2017
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.

Christmas wreath walk at Saddlescombe farm

Mon 18 Dec 2017
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 hedgehog foraging for food in an autumn woodland setting

Autumn wildlife at Devil's Dyke Estate 

The changing colours of the countryside are a clear sign of the new season with the rolling hills and winding hedgerows seen from the downs turning to copper. Find out what is around this autumn.

A green hairstreak

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

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.

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