Levin Down

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

Levin Down is easy to spot. As you come over the ridge at Goodwood racecourse it stands alone as a hill covered in natural scrubby grassland.

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.

News from Levin Down

    • Be tick aware

      Be tick aware

      Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

    • BBC Countryfile visits Levin Down

      BBC Countryfile visits Levin Down

      Adam Henson from BBC Countryfile, came to Levin Down with a very special delivery: three of his own rare breed Exmoor ponies.

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