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Address: Ditchling, Brighton, England
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Good views and place for a walk

National Trust car park is helpful, but good for those walking the South Downs Way too as it's relatively easy to access from Ditchling/Clayton/Plumpton. Didn't see if the car... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Steph S
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London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

National Trust car park is helpful, but good for those walking the South Downs Way too as it's relatively easy to access from Ditchling/Clayton/Plumpton. Didn't see if the car park had toilets but I'm sure I saw benches. Very windy up there! Signposted.

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Surrey, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have only been to Ditchling Beacon when cycling from London to Brighton but when you get to the top the views are astounding even on a rainy day, there are car parks to sit and have your picnic and if you've cycled there it is downhill to the town

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East Sussex, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ditchling Beacon is a superb vantage point situated on top of the South Downs high above the small Sussex village of Ditchling, and it is seven miles inland away from the famous seaside resort of Brighton. Glorious views of the Sussex countryside for absolutely miles around can be seen and admired from up here, although you really do need a... More 

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Thank Roger-in-Peacehaven
Southern UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The road from the lovely village of Ditching is quite challenging to newcomers as it is steep, has many bends, many pedestrians and and armada of cyclists. Beware. Once at the Beacon, given fair weather, the views are magnificent. The car park needs to be paid for, by telephone, or free for National Trust members. The walks, being on high... More 

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Punchbowl, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

When you think you've run out of admiration another stunning place is on your horizon such as the Ditchling Beacon - how can so much beauty be packed into such a tiny island.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

An early morning viewing, watching the rain work its way across the plain beneath - was just so peaceful and lovely way to start a day.

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Thank Adrian W
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This was so beautiful i can't explain , My family and i went for a walk not really expecting much as it was just outside the city. We were not disappointed , we were also very lucky with a crisp but sunny day .

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Thank Richard H
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

Me and my partner drove up here in the middle of a storm, wrapped up and took a walk. The view through the mist was awesome, even though it was freezing. This is a really good place to go walking.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

If you have the time and want to get away from the Brighton and the crowds you have plenty of great walks on the South Downs. and some great views, Would suggest good shoes as it can be a little hard going depending on your fitness.

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Thank Lee D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

If you can do both Devils Dyke and Ditchling on the same day it is a realy good walk but wait for good weather.

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