Want to enhance your wellbeing and immerse yourself in nature? Head off the beaten track on the Museum’s nature trails – look for insects, flowers, birds, trees and bats.
If you are lucky you may see one of the peregrine falcons that nest along the valley, red kites, or buzzards, and you may hear skylarks or lapwings. In summer, you may encounter common blue or even chalk hill blue butterflies or spot a common orchid.
The trail running from next to the Village Green Shop to the De Witt Kilns crosses the rail track over the Ranger Bridge, past some beautiful green glades and wooded areas. You can see (and add to) our bug hotel, bird watch from our Nature Hide and discover a cat cemetery!
You get a fantastic panoramic view of the site and of the South Downs from the Hill Trail starting at the steps next to Kiln 2, rising steeply to the top of the White Pit.
Sorry, our nature trails are not wheelchair accessible. Remember we are dog friendly – we welcome well-behaved dogs on leads.