Ditchling Beacon - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Mountain Peaks

About Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling Beacon is a popular road hill climb. It is tackled by many amateurs on the annual London to Brighton bike ride. It averages 9%, but gets up to a maximum of 16%, with quite a few false flats. It consists of a large chalk hill with a particularly steep northern face, covered with open grassland and sheep-grazing areas.

Activities Around

Attractions Near Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

2.49km from Ditchling Beacon

Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft was situated in the Sussex South Downs, the museum focuses on the artists and craftspeople who made Ditchling a creative hub in the 20th century. The site is home to a nationally important collection of artefacts made by the arts and craftsmen who lived in the village, such as typographer and sculptor Eric Gill, designer of the London Underground font Edward Johnston and printer Hilary Pepler.

Jack and Jill Windmills

Jack and Jill Windmills

3.09km from Ditchling Beacon

The Jack and Jill Windmills stand on the South Downs above the village of Clayton. Jill Windmill is a 19th Century traditional corn windmill which has been fully restored. These Grade II listed buildings offer beautiful views across the Sussex Weald and make the perfect backdrop for a picnic.

Devil's Dyke - National Trust

Devil's Dyke - National Trust

7.77km from Ditchling Beacon

Devil's Dyke is a 100m deep V-shaped valley on the South Downs Way in southern England, near Brighton and Hove. It is part of a Site of Special Scientific Interest, Beeding Hill to Newtimber Hill. Devil's Dyke was a major local tourist attraction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Chalkland Way

Chalkland Way

8.02km from Ditchling Beacon

The Chalkland Way is a 40-mile circular walking route on the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, Britain's most northerly chalk outcrop, linking the villages of Great Givendale, Bishop Wilton, Bugthorpe, Thixendale, Fimber, Wetwang and Huggate. Most walkers start and finish at Pocklington, a pleasant market town with plenty of eating and drinking establishments, and some overnight accommodation.

Anne of Cleves House

Anne of Cleves House

8.39km from Ditchling Beacon

This beautiful medieval house is part of the story of King Henry VIII and his divorce settlement with his fourth wife, Anne of Cleves. Owned and operated as a museum by the Sussex Archaeological Society under the operating name "Sussex Past", it is home to wide-ranging collections of furniture and artefacts of Sussex interest.

Lewes Castle & Museum

Lewes Castle & Museum

8.51km from Ditchling Beacon

Lewes Castle is one of the oldest Norman fortresses in England, with incredible panoramic views of Sussex from the top of the keep. Its Museum houses a fine archaeological collection, including delicate prehistoric flints, fine Roman pottery, Saxon weapons, and medieval gold rings. New features include interactive displays, a new medieval gallery, and an audio-visual show.

Discover More Attractions in East Sussex, Home of Ditchling Beacon

East Sussex

East Sussex

76 attractions

East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west, and Surrey for a short distance to the north-west, as well as the English Channel to the south.

Location of Ditchling Beacon

Comments

For more information about Ditchling Beacon, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ditchling_Beacon