Woolbeding Countryside

The view of river meadows at Woolbeding parkland

Important notice -

Please note that there is a high fire risk at this time of year which can cause damage to wildlife and the habitat here. Please do not light any fires or barbecues anywhere on site. Thank you

Experience a landscape shaped by traditional rural life

Woolbeding Countryside

Things to see and do 

Woolbeding Countryside

What's on 

Upcoming events

Wildflower and butterfly walk

Thu 25 Jul 2019
14:00-16:00
Find out more about the chalk grassland wildflowers and butterflies found here on Harting Down

Discover Drovers

Wed 31 Jul 2019
10:00-13:00
A beautiful summer walk around Singleton finding out about the wildlife and hidden history of the area.

Dog Fun Day

Sun 11 Aug 2019
10:30-15:00
A fun day with your dog in the countryside, a must for all dog lovers!

Picnic in the Park

Sat 17 Aug 2019
18:00-21:00
Bring a picnic and chairs, sit back and enjoy live music from the banks of the River Rother.

Reptile Encounters

Tue 20 Aug 2019
11:00-14:00
Experience close up encounters with our native reptiles as we discover the hidden wildlife that lives on our heathland.

Woolbeding bat night

Tue 27 Aug 2019
19:30-22:00
Enjoy the Summer night as we track the movements of bats down through the woods to the river.
Woolbeding Countryside

Wildlife

A hobby showing its barred chest and long pointed wings

Wildlife in Woolbeding Countryside 

Woolbeding's mix of landscapes rise from the river valley up to the heathland on the greensand ridge. They support a great diversity of wildlife; from tiny beetles to soaring birds of prey. Find out about the habitats they live in and what you can spot on your walks.

There's more to bats than meets the eye

Reconnecting Wild Sussex – Bats in the Landscape 

The dense woods, patchwork of fields and scattered parkland trees of the West Sussex Downs are a stronghold for some of Britain’s rarest bats, and we're working on improving our habitats for these flying mammals.

A view over the sloping purple heather at Black Down towards the distant horizon, with tall pine trees to either side.

Saving our heathlands in the South Downs 

The Heathlands Reunited project aims to create and improve heathland at 41 sites covering an area greater than 1,200 football pitches. Find out more about this exciting partnership project.

Woolbeding Countryside

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