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Black Down

Black Down

​A 4.5 mile circular walk through the stunning landscape of Black Down, an area of heathland, copses and meadows high in the hills of West Sussex. Black Down is the highest point in West Sussex and the views are truly spectacular across the surrounding rolling landscape. In spring you'll enjoy carpets of bluebells and come July the site is famous for its mass of purple bilberries. The site is now owned and managed by the National Trust.

The walk follows a mixture of heathland and woodland paths some of which are quite uneven with stone and trees roots and some of the sunken woodland paths remain quite muddy through many months of the year. There are several climbs and descents some of which are fairly steep. There are no stiles and just a handful of single gates. Cows are used through some of the year to help manage the heath, so take care with dogs, but it is quite unusual to see them in the massive expanse of heath and woodland. There are no refreshment or toilet facilities on the site. Approximate time 2 hours.

The walk starts from the small 'Lower' Car Park on Tennyson Lane, south of Haslemere. Note there are two car parks and you need the smallest of the two which is situated right on the hairpin bend on Tennyson Lane. Approximate post code GU27 3BJ.

The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Black Down This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.

To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius

Location (Map)

Steyning Upper Horseshoe Trail
Chichester Marina and Dell Quay