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Drovers Estate

Chichester

Type:Natural Feature

Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0HP

Tel: 01730 816638

Drovers Estate

About

Nestled in undulating hills, step back to a timeless rural life

Drovers is a hidden estate nestling in the undulating hills and valleys of the South Downs. Here you can step back to a timeless rural life, set amidst shady woodland and rolling ancient pastures, punctuated by traditional flint cottages and barns. It provides an insight into traditional management which has formed the working landscape that we see today.

The highest point, Hat Hill, gives panoramic views of the striking Goodwood racecourse, Singleton village and the Roman city of Chichester. Hedgerows and shaws (a small wood or thicket) link many of the oak and beech woodlands with hazel coppice and plantation forestry.

Drovers has long been a sporting estate going back to when a Medieval deer park dominated the landscape. The estate includes a disused railway tunnel, a superb hibernating roost for bats, supporting 12 of the United Kingdom’s 17 species, notably Barbestelle and Mouse-eared. This tapestry of farmland, grassland, woods and hedgerows together with the tunnel and stream provides an excellent diversity of habitats.

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Awards

  • Regional and Miscellaneous -Tourism South East Member 2018 Tourism South East Member 2018 2018

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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