Littlewood lookout

Cutting the ribbon at the opening of Littlewood lookout, Slindon Estate

Littlewood lookout is a round-wood timber framed structure, specifically designed to blend into its landscape and provide a window out on to The Rise of Northwood, the wider Slindon Estate, the South Downs and its associated habitats and history.

The Slindon team get ready to raise the roof on Littlewood Lookout
Slindom staff working on a timber frame building in the great outdoors
The Slindon team get ready to raise the roof on Littlewood Lookout

The sweet chestnut frame, rafters and wall lathes, red cedar shingle roof and central oak tree have all been sustainably sourced from our estate. 

A planning drawing showing the new lookout at Littlewood, Slindon
A planning drawing showing the new lookout at Littlewood, Slindon
A planning drawing showing the new lookout at Littlewood, Slindon

The construction of this building has only been possible with the help of the South Downs National Parks Authority (SDNPA) Sustainable Community Fund (SCF), the skill of Artizans of Wood and the participation of the Slindon Estate team and volunteers.

Littlewood Lookout offers shelter at the heart of The Rise of Northwood
Front view of wooden Lttlewood Lookout at Northwood, Slindon Estate
Littlewood Lookout offers shelter at the heart of The Rise of Northwood
Visitors at the opening of Littlewood lookout, Slindon
Visitors attending the opening of Littlewood lookout, Northwood project
Visitors at the opening of Littlewood lookout, Slindon

The building was officially opened in December 2018, with over 40 people in attendance, a mixture from the village, our volunteers and representatives from the South Downs National Park Authority.

Visitors enjoying refreshments at Littlewood look, Slindon
Visiotrs enjoying outdoor refreshments at the opening of Littlewood lookout
Visitors enjoying refreshments at Littlewood look, Slindon

With final works to the main frame now complete, we hope that people will come and enjoy unspoilt views of the growing woodland and wood pasture, take shelter from the elements, or spend time watching the wildlife make their homes in the developing Northwood.