A wonderful walk from Steyning with fantastic views across the Sussex countryside..
Start by walking up Sir George’s Place in Steyning – just off the High Street. Turn right up a footpath when you see the tennis courts. Keep heading for the trees on the skyline. Once you approach the tress you will be able to enjoy magnificent views…
Bear left as you walk through the trees. When you leave the trees head along the footpath back down into the town. You will come into Newham Lane and later the High Street. The walk takes an hour to an hour and a quarter.
I took the photo of wild garlic as I walked through the woods last weekend.
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!
The South Downs National Park is one of 15 in the UK. You can walk the length of the Downs on the South Downs Way – a long distance footpath – but there are many, many other well signposted public footpaths and bridleways that you could explore too
The long distance South Downs Way runs within a mile of Steyning. Unusually this section of the path is by a river.
The Monarch's Way also runs close to Steyning – said to be used by King Charles 2nd in the 17th century, when he was escaping to France
You can see the radio masts at Truleigh Hill and in the far distance the trees on top of the downs at Chanctonbury Ring.
The South Downs Way– a long distance footpath – runs along the top of the downs.
Steyning is a ideal base if you are a keen rambler. You can walk east from Steyning to Chanctonbury Ring (3 miles away) and west up to Truleigh Hill where there is a youth hostel that serves drinks and cakes at weekends – daily in the summer.
Rosebud Cottage – a holiday home in Steyning sleeps 3 – it is currently available for bookings from October.
This Sussex pub is sure summer is on its way – so has started serving Pimms!
Pimms is a brand of fruit cups, but may also be considered a liqueur. It was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm. Usually served with mint & fruit slices as in the photo. Always available at Wimbledon!
Post by Jenny at http://www.steyningcottages.co.uk
The pub is a 15 minute drive from Steyning or a long walk over the hills! It’s one of my favourites in the lovely village of Fulking just below the South Downs ….
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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.
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 …
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