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Your Spiritual Side

Your Spiritual Side

The South Downs National Park has been a place of worship and inspiration for centuries and still makes a real connection with those who spend time here today.

Pick a summer’s day for a modern pilgrimage up onto the ridge of the chalk escarpment at ancient Chanctonbury Ring. Whilst likely an Iron Age hillfort, legend tells of a Roman temple on the site and the place is alive with Sussex superstitions about witches and the Devil. If you make the climb up from Washington you’ll get a flavour of why this place garners such legend, the views out from the shade of the crown of trees down onto the Weald are nothing short of magical.


"The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness."