Brighton and Hove Five Peaks Circular Walk
Starting and finishing at Hove Park, this 30km loop takes in some of the highest peaks on the South Downs National Park in the Brighton & Hove catchment area.
The 5 Peaks are as follows
1: Hollingbury Hill Fort (185m)
2: Ditchling Beacon (248m)
3: Wolstonbury Hill (204m)
4: Newtimber Hill (203m)
5: Devils Dyke (203m)
Each of these peaks offer spectacular views both north, south, east and west across Sussex across to the North Downs to the North to Lewes in the East, Lancing to the West and over the English Channel to the South, where on a clear day you might see the Isle Of Wight.
Each Peak offers up a wealth of history including the remains of iron age settlements on each peak.
Brighton and Hove Five Peaks Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Brighton and Hove Five Peaks Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Brighton and Hove Five Peaks OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Brighton and Hove Five Peaks Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
Just to the east of the route you'll find the interesting village of Iford. The historic settlement includes 18 listed buildings, a 12th century church and a sundial marking the Greenwich meridian which runs through the village. From here you can enjoy a walk up to the viewpoint at Iford Hill on a particularly lovely section of the South Downs. On the Iford walk there's also Rodmell where you can visit the National Trust's Monk's House. The 16th-century weatherboarded cottage was once the home of author Virginia Woolfe and her husband.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Brighton Walks and South Downs Walks pages.