Friends of Wolstonbury

wolstobury hill as seen from Danny
The north side of Wolstonbury Hill, seen from the grounds of Danny House

Wolstonbury Hill is located within the South Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (ANOB) close to the villages of Hassocks, Hurstpierpoint and Pyecombe.

Friends of Wolstonbury were formed early in 2007 as a result of a survey undertaken by the South Downs Joint Committee late in 2006. The survey was sent to everyone living in Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, Keymer & Ditchling seeking to find out their "special" countryside place in the area - as a result Friends of Wolstonbury was formed.

Wolstonbury Hill is a special landscape shaped by human involvement for well over 3000 years. To keep it special we need to maintain that involvement to help the National Trust & local landowners to stop scrub invading banks where rare orchids grow and maintain footpaths so people can walk onthe hill and enjoy it safely.

wolstobury hill as seen from Danny
The north east side of Wolstonbury Hill, seen from New Way Lane

We're a friendly group who meet for field tasks twice a month throughout the year, whatever the weather! All are welcome, the young, not so young and families. We provide the tools, tea and coffee. All you need are a stout pair of walking boots or wellies, wet weather gear and food. Don't feel that joining us will mean hard work! Come along and do as much as you feel you can.

wolstobury hill as seen from Danny
Some of the Friends of Wolstonbury and their guests learning about
the plethora of rare & not so rare butterfly species to be found on the hill

We also have an evening meeting every four to six weeks or so, where those people interested in running the group meet and discuss current issues etc over a beer. See the Dates for Your Diary section for more information.

We look forward to seeing you sometime soon.
Mike Botterill
Friends of Wolstonbury

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