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Ditchling, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Popular and busy viewpoint as there's a car park is right at the top. It's easier to drive up Ditchling Road off the A27 as going the other way from Ditchling village the road is narrow and steep. No toilets or café but there was...More

Thank BackinBracknell
Reviewed 4 days ago

A slight detour back to Brighton took us up a sloping road to Ditchling Beacon. While the name is not the most poetic, the views are indeed a treat for the casual walker and artist alike. When we arrived, one man was standing on a...More

Thank Monsieurslinky
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day to view the surrounding area. Autumn colours just appearing. Relatively quiet - just a few inconsiderate motorists ☹️

1  Thank garethbufton111
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a place to blow the cobwebs away. Park/cycle up and be wowed by the views. Walk along the ridgeway . The vista is amazing you can see for miles. Tell all my visitors to come here. Good for family walks. Solo trips, romantic sunset...More

Thank Caroline S
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Incredible views, a range of steep hikes and soothing rambles overlooking what feels like the whole of England at points!!!!!!!

Thank fimbulfal
Reviewed 3 September 2018

My wife and I have been walking the South Downs Way in stages. We started in Winchester and have driven and walked from various car parks on the route. Ditchling Beacon has a good sized car park (reasonable car parking charges apply), but is not...More

Thank amiddletonsct
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

View north extends for miles on a clear day and makes the slog up the hill on a bike worth while. Road is busy, steep (10-14% in places) and not one for the nervous rider.

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Ditchling Beacon is just fantastic, the views all around you are amazing from the top of this mountain which is part of the Sussex Downs. There is a car park at the top where you can often get an Ice Cream from the visiting van....More

1  Thank Terrys-Adventures
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

An energetic climb or a car ride takes you up to this wonderful spot. At the top take time to sit and stare for a while as the views are spectacular, wander a fairly flat way along the South downs or choose a longer more...More

1  Thank Hel_11
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Parking available pay and display. Views are well worth seeing whilst in the area! Husband cycled up it! About 1 mike and very steep!! The tour cycled up here a few years ago.

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Eileen P
17 February 2018|
Response from Louise A | Reviewed this property |
Hello! I think my friend paid £2.20 for the 2 hours we were there and he had to do it on his mobile, as the pay machine had been removed due to vandalism.
Aiden O
23 April 2017|
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Response from John H | Reviewed this property |
If you are walking that would be a good idea as it is high above both Ditchling itself and Brighton. If you are cycling you will have a drinks bottle etc and when you have been to the Beacon pop down into Ditchling for a... More
Sean H
16 January 2016|
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Response from harrysmeech | Reviewed this property |
A tough 30 minutes+