The easiest access is from the National Trust car park at the top of the reserve, on he Ditchling to Brighton road, from which runs a bridleway along the plateau. This also forms part of the South Downs Way. A path also leads to a small car park on Underhill Lane. These other paths are steep, slippery and have some stiles. The road through the reserve is too dangerous for walking.
The National Trust owns the land to the east and west, and the entire escarpment from Clayton to Offham is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.