Swan Barn Farm

A ewe and newborn lamb in the orchard at Swan Barn Farm, Surrey

Important notice -

Please do not travel to Black Down if it's outside of your local area. Our car parks are at capacity. Please do not park on roadsides or verges. We ask all visitors to follow guidance on social distancing to keep everyone safe.

A quiet retreat of woodland and pasture only 30 seconds from Haslemere High Street

More about this place

Visitors dog-walking at Ickworth, Suffolk

Taking the lead on the South Downs 

The South Downs are a great place to walk your dog, so there's always somewhere near to you where you can enjoy this rich countryside throughout the year.

Swan Barn Farm

Our work

Heathland in bloom on Black Down with grazing belted galloway cows

Ranger diaries: behind the scenes during lockdown in the South Downs 

The UK may be in lockdown, but work has to go on to care for our animals in the South Downs. See the cattle and newborn lambs on our Lead Ranger's daily rounds on the Black Down estate and find out about the essential work that goes on behind the scenes.

 Panoramic view at sunset in August from Devil's Dyke, South Downs, West Sussex

South Downs sites we look after  

Discover the incredible diversity of countryside sites across the South Downs, from chalk grassland to river valleys, beech hangars and chalk cliffs.