Gliding in West Sussex
Brighton and Sussex

Gliding in West Sussex

Enjoy gliding in West Sussex at the South Downs Gliding Club in Cootham. Gliding locally dates back to 1909, when 16 year old Gordon England flew from nearby Amberley Mount. Southdown Gliding Club started in 1930, so is one of the oldest in the UK. It is also one of the largest and best equipped…

Rewilding at the Knebb Estate
Brighton and Sussex

Rewilding at the Knebb Estate

Rewilding at the Knebb Estate  Rewilding at the Knebb Estate, just south of Horsham, West Sussex, began in 2001. Their aim is to establish an ecosystem where nature is given as much freedom as possible.  Rare species  E.g. nightingales and purple emperor butterflies,  are now breeding here and numbers of common species have increased substantially….

5000+ years of history at Cissbury Ring!
Brighton and Sussex

5000+ years of history at Cissbury Ring!

Cissbury Ring Just north of the coastal town of Worthing, Cissbury Ring is one of the jewels in the crown of the South Downs National Park. It’s the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over 5,000 years. Set high up on a chalk promontory, its ditch and ramparts enclose about…

Lancing’s Widewater Lagoon
Brighton and Sussex

Lancing’s Widewater Lagoon

Lancing’s Widewater Lagoon During medieval times Lancing’s Widewater Lagoon was a part of an area of salt marshes, creeks and and sea inlets to the east and west of the mouth of the River Adur. The villages of Lancing and Sompting were on high ground well to the north. The small port of Pende stood…