Levin Down

A superb example of chalk grassland and scrub, rich in flowers and butterflies

Levin Down is easy to see. As you come over the ridge at Goodwood racecourse it stands alone – a hill covered in natural scrubby grass­land; the olive green hues are so different from the synthetic emerald of the agricultural fields and viridian forestry plantations that form the surrounding landscape. It is a Site of Special Scientific Interest; indeed the reason that Levin has so much of its wildlife value still intact is hinted at in the name, which is derived from ‘Leave-Alone Hill’, meaning that the land was too steep for the plough or other intensive agriculture.

Levin Down Nature Reserve is free to visit, but we are only able to care for Levin Down with the support we receive from our members. Please consider becoming a member today.

Postcode:
PO18 0HU
Grid ref:
SU887130
Reserve size:
28 hectares

In this section

Reserve profile

Dogs

What you might see

Getting around

Grazing

News

What3words Stunning.View.Levin

What3words Stunning.View.Levin

Do you use what3words now? Its so much easier than tracking down grid references. Remembering VRM Ann Griffiths at Levin Down with a new bench

Ledermann trainees - our first month

Ledermann trainees - our first month

April has been the first month of Abi and Pip, new Lederman Trainee Rangers, living and working in East Sussex and they ‘are so happy to be here’. Find out what they’ve been getting up to.

Levin Down diary - late April

Levin Down diary - late April

Levin Down Volunteer Reserve Manager Rob Eadie tells us about what’s happening at the reserve in April, and shares the highlights

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