Chanctonbury Ring

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TCinci2015
Egham, UK135 contributions
Amazing views and free parking
Jul 2020 • Couples
Visited in July and was astounded at how beautiful this Orr of the South Downs way is, you have a clear view of the North Downs and the Sea. The rings are a nice place to sit relax and fly a kite. Well worth a walk up the hill from the free parking.

Be aware when you walk do not go right at farm and cottage go straight up the path In Front of you, not wheel chair or accessible for people who cannot go up a fairly steep hill, they will struggle a mile up a slope
Written July 17, 2020
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Madonnadelparto
Worthing, UK59 contributions
Never fails to delight
Aug 2019
A view with Chanctonbury in it is always beautiful. You feel that you are on top of the world. Come during the week if possible: much quieter.
Written August 29, 2019
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Charlotte
Brighton, UK186 contributions
Beautiful views and great walk
Aug 2019 • Friends
I did the circular walk which takes about 3-4 hours (we did in 3.5). It’s an easy walk to do apart from maybe the hills at the beginning but it’s worth it. The views across the South Downs are beautiful! Lovely spots at the ring itself to sit under trees and eat a picnic whilst gazing out at the viewers below.
Written August 26, 2019
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23trish55
Winchester, UK21 contributions
Meeting with a great friend for a walk followed my lunch
Feb 2019 • Friends
We met at 12.00pm for a wonderful 2 hour walk in the sunshine - surrounded by lovely views and very friendly sheep - it was a great way to see the wonderful English countryside , take in fresh air and then for a great pub lunch at Storrington at the Anchor
Written February 21, 2019
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RicolasUK
Beckenham, UK67 contributions
A wondertul bracing walk
Aug 2018 • Family
The views from the top at Chanctonbury Ring can be quite spectacular on a clear day, and it is a really lovely walk up to the top from the car park below.

There is often a lot of nature to be seen on the way up and at the top, I have seen lizards, red kites, and weasels!

The walk up the Down at this point is a gentle but continual upwards slope for quite a way; strenuous but not overly so. I would advise stout shoes for the walk, particularly if there has been rain as the chalk can get very slippery on the walk up. The walk up is through woodland so there is shade if it is a hot day.

The small car park for Chanctonbury Ring at the end of a single track road can get a little full on a sunny day, but it sometimes contains a little coffee caravan.

Ideal for families, those with dogs and anyone who loves a good walk and lovely views!
Written September 1, 2018
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_mariapboyle
Billingshurst, UK7 contributions
Great way to spend a couple of hours in the great outdoors
Aug 2018 • Couples
We have recently discovered the delights of the Chanctonbury Ring and would recommend it to anyone who is able to walk a couple of miles. While some reviews have described the first part from the car park as being steep, when you're from Scotland and used to climbing proper mountains, it really isn't steep at all. It is perfectly manageable for families with small children - just take it at an easy pace and stop frequently to admire the beautiful countryside. Once you get to the top, it really is spectacular with 360 degree views. We like taking the dog there as it is quite safe to let him off the lead and allow him to explore. While there are fields with sheep on both sides of the ascent, they are all fenced so unless your dog is capable of jumping over them, you should be OK to let your dog do what dogs do best - explore and sniff. We can do the walk (up and back) in just over an hour but you can take time to explore and make it a longer walk if you like. Really worth a visit if you enjoy a lovely view. Remember to take some refreshments with you if you like to be rewarded with a snack as there is nowhere to buy anything - unlike Ben Nevis which usually has an enterprising young fit person brewing up at the top!
Written August 29, 2018
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John S
Uckfield, UK180 contributions
Wonderful views
Jun 2018 • Couples
Another place I been meaning to visit for years, now I wish I had done it years ago when the walk from the car park would have been easier for me. The car park is small and is accessible only from a narrow road. There are no signs to show the way but just follow the obvious well worn path. It can be a bit hard going in places keep going, once at the summit the reward is worth the climb. Again once you come out of the trees onto the South Downs Way there are signs for the various directions but none specifically for the ring. Turn to your right and head to the clump of trees in the distance. All along the walk and around the ring the views are unprecedented, on a good clear day you can see for miles each way along the Weald, turn around and the views take you out to the sea. Take the walk and keep going , it’s worth every puff and aching muscle.
Written June 3, 2018
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WestCountryGreenMan
Worthing, UK230 contributions
Beautiful area.
Dec 2017 • Solo
Cycled out here on a morning cycle loop of the South Downs. It's a bit steep from the A24 but worth it. I stopped for a few minutes to look round before carrying on towards Cissbury Ring. Unfortunately the views were hidden by clouds/mist but it did add a bit of atmosphere to Chanctonbury ring.
Written December 21, 2017
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alec s
New York City, NY351 contributions
Long walk but highly rewarding views from the Ring
Jun 2017 • Friends
This is another of my childhood haunts and has a special meaning for me. It's about a 3 km walk from the north end of Findon, but a gradual climb and if you take it easy, should take around 90 mts or so to do it. Once at the top, the view is staggering. There is a small Iron Age hill fort under the copse of trees which forms the iconic picture/photo focus point that one sees on postcards and books everywhere. Legend has it that if you walk around the Ring three times at dusk, pixies and elves will come out to join you. well ...if you believe that but such is the stuff of folklore and rural Sussex legend. We went on a glorious Wednesday afternoon last month and no one else was there.
Written July 1, 2017
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Jacqui E
Midhurst, UK323 contributions
Well worth the climb
Mar 2017 • Couples
A beautiful, get away from it all walk, ideal for dogs and kids. It's very rural so you won't see crowds or ice cream vans . There is a carpark with no information leaflets unfortunately. The climb is in a woods and not too steep. It's more meandering but it's high up there. It's fascinating to see the Iron Age settlement and to be able to walk around the perimeters and see the amazing views. There are many different directions to walk at the summit and a picnic would be great in warm weather. You could spend hours here with children and dogs. More historical information would make it even better
Written March 15, 2017
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