A Sussex Snapshot | Ditchling Beacon

Ok, so this a caravanning blog and I’m not away in the ‘van but this may be of interest to those staying at the Brighton Caravan & Motorhome Club site as it’s only around 10 miles away and can even be reached by bus when the timetable allows.

Ditchling Beacon  - part of the Sussex Downs is the third highest point in Sussex at 248 metres above sea level and offers terrific views, particularly to the north. The area is under the stewardship of the National Trust who manage the small car park too. Check out their web page HERE.

It’s part of the South Downs way so you’ll see plenty of suitably attired walkers be-sticked and marching purposefully. The road up from Ditchling village to the north is narrow and in places extremely steep - ranging from 9% to 16%. It features in a lot of London to Brighton charity bike rides and is a real test of even the fittest legs.

A bus runs from Brighton’s Old Steine - currently only weekends and public holidays but the summer timetable is due out in April. There’s a very helpful leaflet HERE.

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