No toilet. Public toilets (not NT) in Haslemere Waitrose car park. Dogs on leads are welcome. Accessible track from car park to circular tour. Pushchairs can access the site easily.
Located 2 miles from A3, Haslemere can be accessed via A286 and A287. Head out of Haslemere on B2131, turn right up Haste Hill, follow onto Tennyson's Lane and head south-west until you come to the main free NT car park (GU27 3AF)
Parking: Two free NT car parks on Tennyson's Lane: Main car park (SU920308) 30 spaces; Lower car park (SU923306) 10 spaces. Not suitable for coaches. Other free (non NT) car parks in the area. Please note camping and overnight stays are not permitted in any of our car parks.
Sat Nav: Main car park: Nearest post code for SatNav - GU27 3PU What3Words:///inert.twig.tanked Grid ref - SU920308 Lower car park: Nearest post code for SatNav - GU27 3BJ What3Words:///owes.obtain.diverged Grid ref - SU922306
Take B2131 out of Haslemere, right up Haste Hill and follow onto Tennyson's Lane, then head south-west until you come to the main car park (NT). Footpaths link to nearby Sussex Border Path and Greensand Way
Haslemere train station is only 2 miles away from Black Down and has excellent connectivity with London and Portsmouth. See Live Arrival/Departure Board or call 0845 600 0650 for details.
Tennyson's Lane, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 3BJ Black Down is ideal for cycling with numerous easy going bridleways or challenging terrain for the more bold. Head out of Haslemere on the B2131, turn right up Haste Hill, follow this onto Tennyson's Lane and head south-west until you come to the main car park (NT). Surrey Cycle Route goes through Haslemere
A landscape of wavy hair grass, purple heather and pine trees, and the highest point in the South Downs National Park.
With plenty to see and do on a visit, Black Down, the highest point in the South Downs National Park, is a great place to walk, run, cycle and celebrate the great outdoors.
Find one of the best views of the South Downs National Park at the Temple of the Winds. This little-known spot has a secret feel and a charming curved stone seat to rest on.
A former game keeper’s house, this classically-styled cottage is surrounded by woodland.
Black Down in West Sussex is a landscape of wavy hair grass, purple heather and pine trees, where you can still get a true sense of 'wild'.
The views have inspired many for years and none so renowned as Tennyson himself: ‘You came and looked and loved the view, long known and loved by me, Green Sussex fading into blue with one grey glimpse of sea.’
As you amble down some of the ancient sunken lanes and drove ways, you can feel a sense of timelessness. Traders, shepherds and chert quarrymen have been using these tracks for thousands of years.
The flanks of Black Down have old flower-rich meadows, ancient woodland and copses. The meadows are cut for hay, which is used to feed the cows over the winter. Today, we look after Black Down for its internationally important heathland. You might come across one of our cows - they help us control the scrub, which encourages the heather to flourish.
We've released a pair of beavers into a sheltered valley in the South Downs as part of our efforts to restore nature by creating a wildlife-rich wetland landscape.