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

Pizza making in clay oven at Saddlescombe Farm

Mon 28 May 2018
10:30-13:30
Make your own pizza from scratch on Bank Holiday Monday. Top it with herbs grown at Saddlescombe Farm, watch it bake in our clay oven and then eat it with the swallows darting above you. The event includes a short tour of farm.

Wolstonbury orchid safari

Sun 10 Jun 2018
10:00-13:00
Discover how centuries of grazing has produced a rich variety of downland flowers and stunning orchids.

Father's Day den building and campfire cooking

Sun 17 Jun 2018
10:30-13:30
Come on a short guided walk to woodland near Saddlescombe where we'll make dens, cook sausages and make flatbreads to eat them in.

Saddlescombe orchid walk and talk

Tue 19 Jun 2018
10:30-13:30
Resident ranger and orchid enthusiast, Graham Wellfare, is offering a wonderful day out on the downs this June. Specifically for those interested in orchids, as a species, you can learn more about these amazing plants.

Saddlescombe farm tours

Mon 25 Jun 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.

Bug hunt safari

Sat 07 Jul 2018
11:00-14:00
Join our Rangers to discover what wild minibeasts live in the chalk grassland jungle.
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

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