Cuckmere Valley Parish in East Sussex falls within the South Downs National Park. Alongside its agricultural land and river, the parish includes two nationally rare habitats: open chalk grassland and chalk heath. Open chalk grasslands can still be found on downland in the parish, and Lullington Heath is a unique area of chalk heathland designated as a National Nature Reserve. Both Lullington Heath and the stretch of river valley between Litlington and the sea are protected Sites of Special Scientific Interest. The largest area of newly established forest in South East England, Friston Forest, also falls within the parish. The South Downs Way – a National Trail – passes through the parish and there is a comprehensive network of public footpaths, bridleways and dedicated areas of Open Access. Please keep dogs under control and take care not to cause damage or disturbance when you visit this beautiful working landscape.