Woolbeding Countryside

View over Woolbeding Common with heather in bloom

Important notice -

Our countryside space is open. We encourage everyone to observe social distancing measures.

Experience a landscape shaped by traditional rural life

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Things to see and do 

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.

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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.

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Get involved

A volunteer group in the bracked on the common

Volunteer with us 

We couldn't work without our dedicated team of volunteers. Take a look at what they help out with and how you can get involved in joining the volunteer team.

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Our work

 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.