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Malling Down Nature Reserve

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If you like hills...

This is a great place for a walk with the dog or family. From the top there's wide reaching views... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2018
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Fabulous views

Malling Down, on the edge of Lewes, is a high hill enfolding a deep coombe, and it's a great place... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2017
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Jan 5, 2018
“If you like hills...”
Aug 26, 2017
“Fabulous views”
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

This is a great place for a walk with the dog or family. From the top there's wide reaching views across the countryside and Lewes, and along the way there is lots of lovely fauna. It can get very muddy in the winter months along...More

Thank jjjk896
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Malling Down, on the edge of Lewes, is a high hill enfolding a deep coombe, and it's a great place for wandering around and seeing wild flowers on the chalk grassland. The views over the Weald are panoramic. On the northern side of the hill...More

Thank Dovegirl
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Despite the A26 roaring below, I spent a relaxing and surprisingly quiet Sunday rambling around Malling Down. Off the main routes there were few - or no - other people around, and I could thoroughly enjoy being in nature. A good number of butterflies to...More

Thank HelsBells8601
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Born and bred Lewes but only recently be up here- beautiful walk, beautiful views - stunning. Even my 80 year old mum managed to walk round and then right up on the ridge to overlook Lewes.

Thank Sarah P
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I walked up Malling Down with friends on our way over to Glynde. We were very lucky with the weather in the sun with a good breeze, and had a lovely walk. We saw lots of wild flowers, and some beautiful pink moths. I would...More

Thank AnnaCrab
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Malling Down, beautiful.Well known and used by local people. Grab a map from tourist info and go and explore. Take a picnic to enjoy when you reach the top. the views are gorgeus and if you can do a long walk you can go all...More

Thank caroline g
Reviewed 26 October 2015

One of my favourite walks is to climb up through the old chalk pit of the Malling Down nature reserve, stopping along the way to catch my breath, take in the views and admire the butterflies and other insect life, then up to the coombe...More

Thank TheDashingDiner
Reviewed 20 June 2015

There's a rally good walk across from Lewes to Glynde. You can see a variety of beautiful wild flowers, butterflies and skylarks everywhere. Malling Down Nature Reserve has some interesting information boards to let you know what you're looking at. It's a lovely place to...More

Thank AnnaCrab
Reviewed 5 December 2014

excellent especially for the butterflies and view. Malling hill is great place to view the Lewes bonfire celebrations on the 5th Nov too.

1  Thank ClaireofClareRoad
Reviewed 5 March 2014

It was good to see that the Sussex Trust for Nature spent big and got the scrub encroachment under control at the base of Fat Bellied Woman and along the allotments. However, I am somewhat alarmed by their introduction of cattle into the coombe. There...More

1  Thank Raggedroyalist
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