Take A286 between Chichester and Midhurst; very limited parking in Singleton Village. Entrance to estate is behind the cricket pavillion. As parking is so limited we would recommend using the bus service detailed below or cycling in using the Centurion Way.
Sat Nav: PO18 0HA
In Singleton, take footpath across the main road from Partridge Inn, walk towards the A286 and cross the road to the lane where you will see the footpath sign, go through gate on left, walk behind cricket pavillion and over two stiles, then take sunken track uphill onto Drovers Estate. From Singleton walk up track towards Levin Down. Near top of hill, take signed path to left, into the beech woods of Drovers estate
Chichester Railway Station 7 miles south: then see 'By Bus' for regular connection service
There is a regular service by the Stagecoach 60 bus between Chichester and Midhurst.
Hidden estate nestling in the hills and valleys of the South Downs, with a disused railway tunnel, a roost for bats, farmland, grassland, woods and hedgerows.
The mixture of landscapes at Drovers Estate creates a rich habitat for many species of flora and fauna. Discover what to look out for and where to walk.
Drovers is a hidden estate nestling in the undulating hills and valleys of the South Downs. Here you can step back to a timeless rural life, set amidst shady woodland and rolling ancient pastures, punctuated by traditional flint cottages and barns. It provides an insight into traditional management which has formed the working landscape that we see today.
The highest point, Hat Hill, gives panoramic views of the striking Goodwood racecourse, Singleton village and the Roman city of Chichester. Hedgerows and shaws (a small wood or thicket) link many of the oak and beech woodlands with hazel coppice and plantation forestry.
Drovers has long been a sporting estate going back to when a Medieval deer park dominated the landscape. The estate includes a disused railway tunnel, a superb hibernating roost for bats, supporting 12 of the United Kingdom’s 17 species. This tapestry of farmland, grassland, woods and hedgerows together with the tunnel and stream provides an excellent diversity of habitats.