• Protecting & shaping tomorrow

    Farming is integral to the South Downs, producing quality food and looking after the landscape that we love and enjoy.

  • Working with nature

    As the tapestry of fields, villages, vineyards and rural communities attest, the South Downs is very much a shared endeavour. It’s farming that holds it together.

  • Caring for the Landscape

    We are convinced that a collaborative and mutually supportive approach to farmland management across the South Downs will deliver a diverse and vibrant landscape.

  • Farming in the South Downs

    Well managed farmland can deliver high quality food, wildlife, an inspiring landscape, clean water and soil, flood defence and climate change mitigation.

  • Visiting the landscape

    Wander through the South Downs and you will discover a rich mosaic of habitats, many of which are as a result of the farming that takes place here.

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Our farmland has more to it than first meets the eye, with many farmers and land managers actively managing and creating the landscape we all know and enjoy – keep up to date with all of the work going on across the area on our social platforms.

Farm Cluster Groups

Working together

There are a network of Farmer Groups on the South Downs where farmers are working together to achieve more at a landscape scale.

South Downs Farm Cluster Network @SDFarmClusters RT @chandlerfarming: If you havnt already please take time to feed into this ELMS @NFUtweets survey and complete the @DefraGovUK ELMS Consu… 6 days ago
South Downs Farm Cluster Network @SDFarmClusters RT @CamillaandRoly: We've left this field to be cut for hay later this year to help nesting birds to fledge. Always a balance to be struck… 2 weeks ago
South Downs Farm Cluster Network @SDFarmClusters RT @sussexfarming: One of our newest #Wildflower margins at under 5 years old already providing good mix of #insect and #butterfly #habitat 3 weeks ago
South Downs Farm Cluster Network @SDFarmClusters In our latest post, Ecologist Graeme Lyons talks about the importance of wildlife friendly farming and discovers so… https://t.co/bej1zt511y 3 weeks ago