Steyning and Cissbury Ring

Submitted by Timwoods on 21 December 2007
OS Explorer Maps: 121 - Arundel & Pulborough122 - Brighton & Hove
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A linear, half-day low hills and fells (below 600m) walk in national park South Downs (England) starting at Steyning clock tower, West Sussex, about 7.7km (roughly 4.8 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Find Public Transport to Steyning clock tower, West Sussex
A quieter section of the South Downs, and all the better for it. Brighton and Hove buses take you to the village of Steyning, from where it's Downs all the way to the village of Findon.
Start: Steyning clock tower, OS Grid: TQ175113
End: Findon High street, OS Grid: TQ121082
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121 - Arundel & Pulborough (buy with 10% off)
122 - Brighton & Hove (buy with 10% off)
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 247m (812ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 456m (1497ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 208m (685ft)
Max. Elevation: 180m (590ft)

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OS Grid: TQ174113
Start of the walk
About 1.5 km (roughly 1 miles) from 1 OS Grid: TQ163102
From the village, take the path heading out to Round Hill and continue up to the top, where the South Downs Way meets the Monarch's Way.
About 1.4 km (roughly 0.8 miles) from 2 OS Grid: TQ151097
Don't go along the South Downs, but head along the Monarch's Way to No Man's Land Valley - it's a nice quiet spot.
About 2.4 km (roughly 1.5 miles) from 3 OS Grid: TQ135079
From the Monarch's Way, take the path due south to Cissbury Ring. This is a huge hillfort, the biggest in Sussex during the Iron Age, and now owned by the National Trust.
About 1.7 km (roughly 1.1 miles) from 4 OS Grid: TQ120087
Finish up in Findon, where you will find a pub and buses back to Worthing and Brighton.
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Grace Williams  commented on 25 October 2012
I would be very interested in the above walk Steyning and Cissbury Ring. Who do I contact please! I live in Horsham but sure there is a bus to Steyning. thanks. 07580378404 Love walking. Maybe you have some near me in Southwater??
Timwoods  commented on 25 October 2012
Hi Grace No one to contact - the walks here are almost all unguided walks. This one is pretty straightforward so you won't get lost! You can use our search facility to find walks near Horsham - there are quite a few! Tim
Tammy  commented on 21 October 2014
Are these routes marked out, and are they suitable for running? Thank you.
Timwoods  commented on 02 November 2014
Routes well marked
Hi Tammy, yes they are well marked and fine for running, although the South Downs is chalky and gets slippery after rain.
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