Cissbury and Chanctonbury Rings
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This walk, which is particularly pleasant on a bright winter's day, encompasses Cissbury Ring, an Iron Age fort built around 500BC, comprising a single bank and ditch which is about 1 kilometre around and enclosing sixty acres.
The Cissbury landscape has been designated as being of Outstanding Natural Beauty, of Special Scientific Interest and an Environmentally Sensitive Area.
Further on, the walk flanks Chanctonbury Ring which was originally the site of a Roman temple. The word 'ring' refers to the circular earthwork, which dates back to Iron Age times. Prior to 1760, neither tree nor bush grew on Chanctonbury hillside; the circular clump of beech trees (ravaged by the October 1987 storms) was planted by Sir Charles Goring of Wiston House in 1760. Spectacular views of the South Downs abound throughout this walk.
England - South England - West Sussex - South Downs
Birds, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, National Trust, Pub, Wildlife
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