Hi there! Adele here and this is my West Sussex Weekends walk. It's a great 5 mile loop around Cissbury Ring, the largest hill fort in Sussex, near to the tiny village of Findon. The effort of getting to the top of Cissbury Ring is always worthwhile and on a clear, sunny day I'm rewarded with a changing vista in every direction. To read my full story visit www.west-sussex-weekends.com so I can tell you why I think you will love this walk and what highlights to expect. The West Sussex Weekends website is a great resource where you will also find ideas for places to stay, eat and drink plus plenty more inspirational stories to tempt you to explore more corners of West Sussex.
The walk has several climbs and descents throughout and the bridleway tracks can be muddy and slippery with the chalk clay, so good boots are a must. The first half of the walk follows fenced bridleways between fields (which you will be sharing with cyclists) and the second half explores the National Trust site of Cissbury Ring, which sometimes has livestock grazing. Dogs are welcome in Cissbury Ring, in fact it's a great place for your furry friend to meet other dogs. You will need to negotiate a couple of kissing gates and a few steps but there are no stiles on route. The high paths are very exposed so wrap up warm in the colder months. Allow 2.5 hours.
Cissbury Ring is located close to the village of Findon, just north of Worthing in West Sussex. From the roundabout where the A24 meets the A280, take the small road heading east signed for Findon village. At the crossroads go ahead into Cross Lane which then becomes Nepcote Lane. The post code BN14 0SG should get you to this point. Just before the large green on the left, turn left (signed for Cissbury Ring) and follow this lane all the way along as it becomes a single track and then finally meets a gate ahead (with the hill fort mound visible on your right). There is a small parking area to your left here.
The full walk can be viewed and printed via the iFootpath website - Cissbury Ring and Stump Bottom This walk is also available on the iFootpath App.
To book discount train tickets to this location please visit Train Genius