3,000 Years in 3 Hours

by Guest Author Consultation Events

This Sunday (24th February), the last day of half term, the National Trust is organising a guided walk at Saddlescombe Farm, near Devil's Dyke, as part of the Biosphere roadshow. Titled, 3,000 years in 3 hours, the walk will explore the 1,000 year history of the farm, with its many old buildings, including the Donkey well and 17th century barn. The history of the surrounding downland landscape which has an even older story to tell, will also be revealed.

This is the first of a number of events that the Brighton & Hove and Lewes Downs Biosphere Partnership has organised in Mid-Sussex. The roadshow forms part of a 3 month consultation on the bid for the area to become a Biosphere Reserve. Leaflets and questionnaires will be available on the day.

The guided walk costs £3 per person and starts at 10am, finishing at 1pm. You can just turn up - no booking required. If travelling by car to please park opposite Saddlescombe Farm BN45 7DE (not in it). For more information contact: Graham Wellfare, 01273 857712, or graham.wellfare@nationaltrust.org.uk.


  • Abi:

    Can we just turn up? Is the walk ok for children 6-9 yrs?

    23 Feb 2013 10:32:45

  • Abi:

    …also what time?!

    23 Feb 2013 10:34:46

  • Chris Todd:

    Thanks for flagging this up. We’ve updated the blog with the time of the walk (10am – 1pm) and the fact that you can just turn up (no booking required).

    And yes it is suitable for children, although the National Trust website does state that the walk is slightly challenging, which probably means it’s a little bit steep in places.

    23 Feb 2013 14:11:45

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