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Ditchling Beacon

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Address: Ditchling, Brighton, England

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Beautiful

one of many pearls along the southdowns way. Another national trust treasure. This is nature at its finest. Fantastic views lovely walks . Some historic interest too. Lovely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Oslo, Norway
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Brighton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

There's a car park and a walk - but to be fair, why didn't you just go to Devil's Dyke?. Nice for hill-walkers, but there's nothing in the way of facilities and as tourist attractions go, it's a five minute stop.

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

one of many pearls along the southdowns way. Another national trust treasure. This is nature at its finest. Fantastic views lovely walks . Some historic interest too. Lovely for a bimble about.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Really nice area with a stunning view, its even fun when its windy, just because it is so windy. A really good place for walks, theres a frequent bus to it too on a sunday I think. Very natural and shows the true beauty of the downs.

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Up and up - seemed to be along way to the top of the beacon.. but once there the views were special - across the downs and out over Brighton and parts of Sussex. Time for a picnic before the ride down, not a hike up the hill, cycles were a plenty parking was available, sunny day really helps... very... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We continued on to Ditchling Beacon from Pycombe, approximately 3 miles. This was in order to cut down our mileage for the next day. Stunning views all around.

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Dereham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Narrow steep road up to Beacon, decent sized carpark with an ice cream van. Looked a bit untidy, but good views

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Uster, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Devils Dyke is rather disappointing - you can find better views to explore elsewhere on The South Downs. It is just rather bleak up there, and the lone pub at the summit is really not up to scratch for food or atmosphere. Such a shame.

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I live not far from ditchling beacon and have been trying to use the 79 bus service that goes up and down there from Brighton. It's meant to run on the hour bewteen 10am & 5pm. In all honesty, you may catch it, you may not as often it just bother turning up, skips a couple of hours, never on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A good location for walking on the South Downs way. Easy parking courtesy of the National Trust, nearby pubs courtesy of Ditchling and Plumpton and an ice cream van on standby in all weathers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

fantastic views and lovely walks not much parking so get the bus service which runs on a sat and sunday every hour

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