Saddlescombe Farm
Saddlescombe Farm
A historic Downland Farm, one of the last remaining farms in the Downs with its original buildings. Saddlescombe Farm dates to the Domesday Book, and was later the property of the Knights Templar for over a century.The farm is set beside an expanse of ancient woodland affording attractive walks.
One of the major attractions at Saddlescombe is a Donkey Wheel, where for centuries the farm workers used a donkey to draw water from a well. The Donkey Wheel stands beside the South Down Way National Trail.

Surrounding the farm is Newtimber Hill, an area of ancient downland and grassland which is home to wildflowers and insects. On the northern sloe of the hill is woodland thought to have existed here for over 10,000 years. The woods are at their best in Spring, when bluebells carpet the forest floor.

The area affords a mix of family activities, including orienteering, kite flying, horse riding, cycling, and walking. There is a regular programme of guided walks available. See details on the National Trust website.