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Name:Black Down
Hill number:2908
Height:280m / 919ft
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:West Sussex (CoU)
County (CoH):Sussex, West (CoH)
County (CoA):West Sussex (CoA)
Catchment:Catchment Boundaries, Arun, Thames
Watershed:Land's End to Dover, Dover to Cape Wrath, Greater Thames Estuary
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Historic County Top, Current County/UA Top,
Administrative County Top, Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,CoH,CoU,CoA,Cm)
Grid ref:SU 91947 29634
Summit feature:knoll
Drop:191m
Col:89m  SU782315  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 186 197
(1:25k) OL33 133
Observations:knoll is 30m NNE of trig point (SU 91935 29610) and about 0.75m higher
Survey:Abney level
GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill
Notes:
  • West Sussex (1974) administrative county top
  • Sussex, West historic county top
  • West Sussex current county/UA top

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 373 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
Parked at National Trust car park and followed the obvious trail to the topograph. Relaxed and enjoyed the views here and had an enjoyable chat with two friendly National Park Rangers. Continued on a short distance afterwards to the trig and highest point. Beautiful area!Gerry the Ranger08/08/2020
will8901/07/2020
Parked as National trust car park and walked along well trodden paths to trig. Great views across downs .Hippy7719/02/2020
From National trust Black Down CP, circuit of the serpent path nipping off to the summit mound and Trig, doesnt look as though many folk venture off the main tracks. Lovely sunny morning good views and surprisingly few people.Jephcote8314/09/2019
Cathyt05/08/2019
From car park at top of Fernden Road.Longwojo02/08/2019
Bigmiggy06/07/2019
Steve Q16/06/2019
Lots of horses and dogs.summitter14/06/2019
Easy stroll from the car park. Trig point not visible from any of the main paths.Isambard22/05/2019
Flight from Homestead FarmIcarus28/03/2019
Scott Morley 8626/03/2019
With Val. From car park to the north. A lot of paths through woods but saw the TP and from there got to the summit. Good weather.mike.hoult19/03/2019
beckybags24/02/2019
A Peckish24/02/2019
Gentle stroll to Temple of the Winds then top, from Windy Gap car park, with Mariemazz17/02/2019
From the car park to the North at 92248 30635. A delightful walk through mixed woodland along the Serpent Trail to trig and nearby high point. Sunny.NormanW14/02/2019
RomanB01/02/2019
As part of a 26km lopp around Fernhurst in the drizzle.atreides788719/01/2019
andy6311/01/2019
WizzieL29/12/2018
Last walk before heading home for Cumbria. Nice sunny morning, have loved the Surrey Hills. Will be back.nickywood122/11/2018
AngusDog17/11/2018
From car park at SU 922306. There are many more tracks and RoWs on the ground than are marked on the OS map, but kept heading S and up; trig is just within the trees to the E of a clear area.Isbjorn09/11/2018
David Gradwell05/11/2018
George Gradwell05/11/2018
Edwin Gradwell05/11/2018
outlawcatcher10/10/2018
Walked from Rec Ground CP in Scotland Lane, Haslemere. Interesting woodland, though summit area a bit tangly.IanHHill26/09/2018
Circular walk from Northchapel via Lurgashall. Glorious day, views from the temple superb. The rather lonely looking trig point is most easily found via a path leading off from the easterly n/s path running over the top.jedthehumanoid13/09/2018
Martyn111/09/2018
Glenysj2111/09/2018
With StephenBen Tindal10/09/2018
Trail run from the car parkdc9602/09/2018
Climbed for nearby SDGT geocacheJamesA6028/08/2018
Gibbet Hill and Black Down, round from Haslemere.deknyff27/08/2018
richmatt14/08/2018
With E & M. A hot and sunny day. Dry and sandy underfoot. From Haslemere station > Shepherds Hill > footpath beside Haslemere cricket club > Stedlands Farm > Valewood Farm House > Chase Wood > Ridden Corner > Sussex Border Path > Serpent Trail then into trig point and small knoll of county summit. Lunch at Temple of the Winds, great views. Return via footpath by Cotchet Farm and back by same route to Haslemere and a well earned pint to quench our thirsts at The Swan. 12.5k. A great walk.Beeliner08/07/2018
GmacT07/07/2018
elizyanne07/07/2018
Stephen15/06/2018
Clach Liath04/06/2018
clique02/06/2018
Parked in Tennyson's lane and walked up to Black down, admired the views and found the trig point before setting out to Marley Heights and Hatch Farm hill. 5 hours later back where I started. Sunny day - probably needed more sunscreen!Buck18/05/2018
raymondwilkes14/05/2018
tomandivy23/03/2018
Crumblie212/03/2018
With K from NAshley10/03/2018
Bug10/03/2018
LW06/03/2018