Chanctonbury Ring to Kithurst Hill
Chanctonbury Ring  Kithurst Hill


Estimated net time 3 hours
Difficulty No difficulties.
Drinking water No stable access to running water.
GSM coverage Coverage throughout the route (November 2015).
Parking Room for many cars at both ends of the hike.
Start height 108 metres
Vertical metres 325 metres for the roundtrip.
Trip distance 10.1 km
GPS-file X


Route photo

  Chanctonbury Ring trail head just off A24.


This hike requires two cars. Drive the first car to Storrington, on road A283, and continue through the town. Go a little uphill and turn right onto the road called Chantry Lane. Drive this road 2.6 km (1.6 mi) uphill to where it ends at a car park. Park one car here.

From the first car drive back down to A283 and turn right. Drive approximately 3.0 km (1.9 mi) and turn right onto road A24. Drive 1.7 km (1.1 mi) and turn left onto Washington Road. Drive 100 metres and turn right where signed for South Downs Way and park at the car park after a few metres.

Start your walk by heading uphill and head east up towards the summit cairn, which you pass after approximately 1.6 km. Continue another 500 metres, into a small forest, and find the unmarked highest point amongst the trees. Return back down to the car park and cross A24 where signed. Continue 3.3 km (2.1 mi) west from A24, up to the car park where you parked the first car, and then another 600 metres. Turn right onto a path and turn left where it ends. Walk the final 80 metres to the summit cairn.

Descend to the first car you parked by either of the obvious routes.



22. November 2015

This Sunday was a very nice day, and we all (Elisabeth, Lynne, Terry and me) set off for Chanctonbury and Kithurst after a good breakfast. We first drove one car up to the car park below Kithurst and then drove the other car to A24, where we started our walk.

Since there had been frost during the night, after several days with rain, the wide path was a little muddy but nothing of any real concern. We reached Chanctonbury in 30 minutes and after a short summit stop we turned around and walked towards Kithurst. This was a fine walk, and if it hadn't been for my slightly reduced condition this would have been a good run.

At Kithurst we had our sandwiches before heading back down to the car. From here Lynne drove back home to Barns Green while Terry took Elisabeth and me down to the white cliffs around Seaford. Here it was more walking, and again in very fine surroundings.

Photos 22.11.2015