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South Downs Ranger Experience

South Downs Ranger Experience

What is the South Downs Ranger Experience?

The South Downs Ranger Experience gives visitors a real-life glimpse into the work of a South Downs Ranger.

Working closely with local communities, farmers and landowners, the South Downs National Park Rangers play a pivotal role in conserving and enhancing the 1,600km2 of landscape, biodiversity, cultural heritage and the famous South Downs Way.

Step aboard a Land Rover to visit iconic sites, hear extraordinary stories and see conservation in action.

What happens on the day?

The day out begins with the most breathtaking view in the National Park – the Seven Sisters cliffs – taking in the majestic scene from Seaford Head Nature Reserve. This is then followed by a guided tour of Seven Sisters Country Park and a visit to the pretty medieval village of West Dean.

You will then enjoy a picnic overlooking Deep Dean – an amazing chalk grassland valley teeming with wildlife – before carrying out a butterfly survey and learning more about the rare species in the National Park such as the Adonis Blue Butterfly.

The day finishes with a visit to the famous Long Man of Wilmington, “the mysterious guardian” of the South Downs and an option of visiting the Long Man Brewery to see where they make award-winning beer using barley grown in the surrounding farmland.

Pick-up & drop-off:

Each experience departs at 10am from Seaford Station, East Sussex, returning to Seaford Station by 2.15pm.


£60 per person


You can find the latest dates and availability for the South Downs Ranger Experience here.


" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "