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Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill (NT)

Saddlescombe Road, BRIGHTON, BN45 7DE

Saddlescombe Farm is a hidden gem on the South Downs Way. Near Devil's Dyke in West Sussex, the hamlet is only five miles from Brighton. Documented in the Domesday Book, this unique example of a Downland farm recounts what life was like through the last 1,000 years. Intriguingly, it was, even once home to the Knights Templar. Newtimber Hill, one of the finest examples of chalk grassland in the country, borders the farm and offers walks with superb views of the sea and the South Downs. In early autumn, the hill is covered in a purple blanket of Devil's bit scabious, and is a great place to discover other rare flora and fauna, like the silver spotted skipper butterfly, burnt orchid, and juniper tree. The north face of Newtimber Hill is home to woodland which has been here for thousands of years.

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Saddlescombe Farm and Newtimber Hill (NT)

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