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    • Conservation coppice harvesting begins

      30th Jan 2016
      The 1987 storm blew down the old plantation of beech and larch in our woodland known as The Mountain (also called Titch Hill).  In 1989-91 we planted beech and ash standards.  But by 2003 the wood was overrun with sycamore seedlings, whose dense canopy and heavy leaf litter were lowering its value for ground flora and wildlife.&...Read More...

      Bushcraft Club in the Mountain

      10th Apr 2015
      Sompting residents Mark & Nicky Hedgecock - click here for contact details run a Bushcraft Club in the Mountain, a private conservation woodland on the Sompting Estate.  This is a great opportunity for children to learn about and enjoy the local countryside.  ...Read More...

      Sompting's Dragon in the Knucker Hole Pond

      13th Jan 2015
      In October 2014, Sompting Estate's Church Farm restored the Sompting Knucker Hole.  Possibly this was originally a sink hole but in any case it was later inhabited by these Sussex dragons. (Click here to read a Sussex Archaeological Society article by David Stavely on Dragons and Serpents in Sussex.) Like all knucker-holes along the ...Read More...

      Ponds in Sompting restored since the 1980s

      13th Jan 2015
      Lychpole Bottom Historic Dewpond Restored  Autumn 2014                                       Our sixth Sompting Estate dewpond restoration since the 1980s was successfull...Read More...


      31st May 2013
      You can now follow @SomptingDowns photo updates on twitter...