Washington - Sullington - Kithurst Hill

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This walk gives excellent views of the South Downs from a northern perspective and incorporates two Saxon churches along the route, both well worth visiting. At Sullington, there is also a fine example of one of the largest tithe barns in the region. Built in the 17th century, it is just to the north of the church.

Also included is a short stretch of the South Downs Way, which route is likely to date back to 3000 BC. This trail, which is 161kms long, starts at Eastbourne and finishes at Winchester.

Along the top of the downs are two Cross Dykes, which were ancient methods of fortification that ran across rather than along an area of higher ground. Most Cross Dykes date from the Bronze and Iron Ages.

At Kithurst Hill, views of the Weald to the north are impressive and the Isle of Wight can be seen to the south-west on a clear day.

England - South England - West Sussex - Countryside

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Birds, Butterflies, Church, Flowers, Great Views, Hills or Fells, Pub, Wildlife, Woodland
29/01/2006 - Stephen Harris

A stunning walk through great undulating countryside. A little heavy going on the hills, not for the faint hearted. There are a couple of points you can go the wrong way but I've emailed the website with the changes as things have changed since the walk was done. Overall 8/10. Fine views, great to watch the light aircraft. Damn windy when we went today (29/01/06) but very very enjoyable. Splendid.

10/08/2004 - Anthony Gilbert

Excellent walk, with fantastic views.

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18.7 Miles