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Ditchling Beacon

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Amazing views,well worth a visit

A narrow and winding road but worth it. Fabulous views across Sussex and beyond. Enjoyable walking,ample parking in the early evening,lots of dog walkers but no problem. Take... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A narrow and winding road but worth it. Fabulous views across Sussex and beyond. Enjoyable walking,ample parking in the early evening,lots of dog walkers but no problem. Take binoculars.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an absolutely stunning view! It's just a car park with viewing area. Lots of cyclists and walkers set off from this point. The view is breathtaking. Spare the time to pull off the road and enjoy the view of you are on the ditchling road. And it's free! And there is an ice cream van most days....

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Thank thewhiteheadfamily
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Starting in Ditchling village walking up the beacon to breathtaking views over the South Downs made a nice change from cycling up the hill as part of the London to Brighton annual ride. With plenty of places to have a sit down and just enjoy the splendour of the countryside the beacon is a real beauty spot a worth the... More 

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Thank EmAitchKay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off on the way back to London to have a walk and an Ice-Cream. Quaint way to leave the £2 parking in an envelope !

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Thank petermcmeekin
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Parked at the top of the hill and took a short walk along the downs for some great views. The National Trust car park is quite small, and on a sunny sunday there was a queue for spaces. £2 per visit, only payable by RingGo, (no ticket machine). Ice cream van but no toilets

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Thank DavidsRambling
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great walk up to the beacon from streat - the view from the top spectacular as usual - dodging the showers and a swift walk back down into Ditchling for a pint. Perfect morning out !

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Thank Vegieplot
Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We had spent three nights in Alfriston and, on our way home to London, decided to stop in Ditchling to see the excellent Museum of Arts and Craft and the lovely church. We went by the scenic route over Ditchling Beacon and stopped in the car park. The Beacon is on the South Downs Way and is a must for... More 

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Thank SergeLourie
Bristol, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Well worth the short climb to the top from the small car park. The views are just stunning if you are lucky enough to get there on a clear day.

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Thank silverfoxes1
Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

Plop £2 in the little envelope that doesn't quite fit in the envelope slot in the car park, slap on a comfy pair of walking shoes and off you go. Try to take a dog, walks are better with dogs... You can walk in either direction, both have equally marvellous views. There are no tea shops but if you're lucky... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Superb view from the top, especially on Sunday 19th June this year. Add to this the sense of achievement having cycled a fair way up it and knowing that from here on it's less than 10 miles downhill into town for the final leg of the London to Brighton cycle ride..

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