Walking from Ditchling Beacon

By: snowgood

Jun 03 2017

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Category: South Downs Way, Walking

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Somehow the morning rather got away from us, but Roz and I decided to make the most of the afternoon.

It was a toss up between the sea-side and the South Downs, with the latter winning.

We started from the National Trust car park, which is the further East I’ve been on my Mountain Bike.

I was taking the opportunity to suss out the terrain prior to an attempt on the full 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne.

I’ve not been riding for a month since acquiring a “Minimally Displaced Greater Tuberosity Fracture”, hence the choice of Shanks’s Pony today.

Enough waffle! Just look at the view, it’s really special.  So special that the organisers of the Tour de France used the hill on one stage in the 1994 race.

Walkers heading west have an opportunity reach 814 feet in elevation, whilst this spot is just over 744 feet high.

I’ll tell you more about our walk to Offham in the next few posts.





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