More than 5000 years of history at Cissbury Ring!

More than 5000 years of history at Cissbury Ring!

Just north of the coastal town of Worthing, Cissbury Ring is one of the jewels in the crown of the new South Downs National Park. It's the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over 5,000 years.

Set high up on a chalk promontory, its ditch and ramparts enclose about sixty-five acres. From the top on a clear day you can see forever, with views across to the chalk cliffs beyond Brighton and as far as the Isle of Wight.

Centuries of continuous grazing have produced a marvellous habitat for butterflies and flowers. Rare plants such as the round headed rampion, known as the ‘Pride of Sussex’, thrive here. If you want to walk, fly a kite or just enjoy some spectacular views Cissbury has it all.

During spring and autumn you can see a wide variety of migratory birds as Cissbury is one of the first coastal landing points after their long flight across the channel.

It's a 4 or 5 mile walk from Rosebud Cottage in Steyning!

Post by Jenny at http://www.steyningcottages.co.uk

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Reasons to visit Steyning, near Brighton

Reasons to visit Steyning, near Brighton

Its great location at the foot of the South Downs National Park!

You can enjoy fantastic scenery close by. There are many well sign posted footpaths leading on to the hills.

Chanctonbury Ring

In the photo you can see the South Downs Way and Chanctonbury Ring: This is a large Bronze Age hill-fort, with far ranging views from the north edge of the South Downs across the Weald to the North Downs. There are views of the sea to the south and lines of sight to other prehistoric landmarks. Ancient tracks, round barrows and cross-dykes surround the site. Well worth a visit & just a 3 mile walk from Steyning …

Photo and post by Jenny at http://www.steyningcottages.co.uk

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