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West Kent – Glynde and the South Downs

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General information

From the village of Glynde, we climb steadily to the promontory of Mount Caburn, site of an Iron Age Hill Fort, from where there are wide views across the valley of the Sussex Ouse and on toward the sea. We continue over the undulating Downs toward Lewes, where we stop for lunch. Afterwards, we walk pass the Protestant Martyrs' Memorial and around to the Malling Down Nature Reserve and The Combe, from where we take a path along the rim to have good views across to the Downs beyond Lewes. Our return to Glynde is across the Saxon Down, now with extensive views to the north over the Weald; the route passing many ancient earthworks.

Terrain / Difficulty

As in the nature of Downland walking, this is a hilly walk on well-maintained paths.

Approximate Distance

8 miles

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