3.2 of 5 (19 votes)

Steyning and Cissbury Ring

A leisurely walk (low hills and fells (below 600m)) in national park South Downs starting and finishing in West Sussex, England, about 7.10km (4.41 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30h. It is unsuitable for families with children, prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 183m (600ft)
Descent 144m (472ft)
Max. Elevation 180m (590ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 327m (1072ft)
Steyning clock tower
Findon High street
Distance 7.10km
Duration ~2:30h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 21 Dec 2007
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.

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OS Grid TQ174113
Start of the walk
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 1.53 km (~0.95 miles) from
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 1.35 km (~0.84 miles) from
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 2.39 km (~1.49 miles) from
OS Grid TQ120087
Finish up in Findon, where you will find a pub and buses back to Worthing and Brighton.
About 1.70 km (~1.06 miles) from

4 comments... join the discussion!

02 Nov 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.

21 Oct 2014

Are these routes marked out, and are they suitable for running? Thank you.

25 Oct 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

Grace Williams
25 Oct 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??

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