History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
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 slope 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.
About Saddlescombe Farm
Address: Saddlescombe Road, Saddlescombe, West Sussex, England, BN45 7DE
Attraction Type: Countryside
Location: 2 miles north of A27 Brighton ring road. Parking opposite the farm entrance.
Website: Saddlescombe Farm
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
Photo Credit: Trevor Littlewood, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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Stanmer Rural Museum - 4.2 miles (Museum)
Henfield Museum - 4.5 miles (Museum)
The Regency Town House - 4.7 miles (Museum)
Hove, St Andrew's Church - 4.8 miles (Historic Church)
St Mary's House - 5.2 miles (Historic Building)
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