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Name:Chanctonbury Ring [Chanctonbury Hill]
Hill number:2916
Height:240m / 787ft
Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:West Sussex (CoU)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m)
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2)
Grid ref:TQ 13867 12041
Summit feature:no feature: Western edge of ring
Drop:217m
Col:23m  TQ099248  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 198
(1:25k) OL10 121
Observations:1.5m higher than trig point at TQ 13430 12060; ground in centre of ring at TQ 13934 12067 may be as high
Survey:Leica Runner 20
Survey of Chanctonbury Hill.doc
Comments:old GR was trig on Chanctonbury Hill
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GPS data:show GPS entries for this hill

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Logged Descriptions  (logged by 248 users, only the latest 50 shown - Show all)ByDate of Ascent
From car park to W, followed South Downs Way to trig, then to W edge of ring and high ground in the centre.Tony J29/05/2017
From car park to NE, very steep ascent, came back down easier track that looked like it was used by MTBs. HP in middle of ring. Also went to trig point.PeterD11/05/2017
From car park to the north east. Short track then very steep slope straight up to ridgeline then along to the fort ring. Zigzagged to find a high point. Lovely summit 6/8 Marilyn todayN.Morters13/04/2017
With Heidi & Marci. 15 miles between Amberley & Lancing stations on a glorious March day: Kirhurst, Chanctonbury, Cissbury, Steep Down. Great route the whole way.Mark Jackson25/03/2017
Took a slight detour from a nearby geocache series to find a nearby trigpoint on the top on Chanctonbury Hill. We approached from the west end of the footpath.JamesA6017/02/2017
Started from Chanctonbury car park & picnic site (TQ 14589 12479)as summit nearby kept trainers on which I subsequently regretted on very steep chalky stone, muddy ascent covered in wet Autumn leaves. Visited summit on SW corner of iron age fort rampart then on to trig point 500m west. Returned to summit and decided to walk round northern rampart in case higher point found. Soon became obvious was lower and in fact ground to right within fort was higher, possibly higher than obviously man made (but ancient rampart)so headed in to fog for that and found high ground in middle of large clump of brambles (TQ 13941 12073) apparently it is the same height. Spookily heard sound of metal clanging which I jokingly passed off to myself as an echo from the past but subsequently heard mention of other strange goings on.SteveSmith18/12/2016
From just outside the height-barriered car park to the west. Route and write-up at: http://gayleybird.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/chanctonbury-ring-ditchling-beacon-and.htmlGayle04/11/2016
Parked in the little car park at the foot of the scarp. Followed a bridle way going west through the woods to find a footpath climbing steeply through the trees. Came out between the trig point and Chactonbury Ring. Visited both. No ghosts around.ajd5820/10/2016
Part of 4 Trig walkWestlandWessex29/08/2016
Date estejjohnstone01/08/2016
Lovely tumulus on toptallblond30/05/2016
Fourth Marilyn of the day. I'd first done this one by motorbike back in the early 80's, camping at the top. A lovely spot to revisit.Cas-gwent04/04/2016
5/5 last of five on the mainland and the island....(Bembridge Down/Brading Down/Ashey Down/Arreton Down/Chanctonbury Ring)Fergalh03/04/2016
A trek along farm tracks.mike.hartley18/09/2015
J and OMartin6601/09/2015
As Peterb. From the car park on the slip road by the A24, following the South Downs Way. An easy stroll visiting the Dew Pond and the trig point before going to the summit and wandering around for a while.Newton Maximus30/08/2015
From the car park to NE. Very steep path through trees.Minto12/08/2015
With: hb; From SDW CP at TQ121120 down to Washington then up to Chanctonbury Ring & across to Steyning. Pub for lunch then up to Pepperscombe & back down South Round Hill then up to Pepperscombe & back to Chanctonbury & car.Ian Baines13/06/2015
With: hb; From CP at TQ069124 via The Chantry to Kithurst Hill then Barnsfarm Hill down to Washington & up to Chanctonbury Ring. Then back along South Downs Way.Ian Baines06/06/2015
South Downs Waywindridge06/05/2015
From the car park at TQ 145 124. Also visited the highest ground within the Ring to make sure.summitsup17/04/2015
From the car park on the slip road by the A24, I followed the South Downs Way up. An easy stroll visiting the Dew Pond and the trig point before going to the summit and wandering around there for a while.Peterb19/03/2015
From parking spot near to A24. Pleasant walk up and back. Operated ham radio for SOTA from summit.G4OBK (Phil)11/02/2015
From carpark 2km E. Carpark unsigned, up a lane. Alternative bridleway more pleasant than S Downs Way.jimbloomer09/01/2015
Circuit from CP at Great Barn Farmtim74715/11/2014
. CreakingHiker15/11/2014
Visited point on outside of ring as well as centre for good measurePeteF28/08/2014
Parked near the pub at Washington (music festival in progress)and followed paths across fields and up through woods to the top. Headed west via the trig point to pick up the path north back to the village. Camped in the site just north of the village which was expensive but we appreciated the quiet after the previous night.mindlessflogger24/08/2014
One of many visits with many different companions. Overall view is make a good walk of it, include Cissbury Ring which is a superb hill-fort summit. Good running terrain, too, I've added ascents by going via Botolphs and Findon. Such routes around 10 miles of fast going.pwheeler23/08/2014
Solo. From Washington bus stop. Along path to join South Downs Way. Took short cut marked on map. Went to trig point that used to be top of Marilyn. Went to western end of Chanctonbury Ring (now the Marilyn top). Walked through Ring visiting other high points within Ring although did not think they were higher than western edge. Returned by path that slopes diagonally down the northern slopes.pwbellarby02/03/2014
With Gill, whilst walking the South Downs Way.ADT15/08/2013
Blisco13/07/2013
Parked to NE at Gt Farm w Jenx.ade mistake of going east and muddy lane. When cut up for on traverse path to nowhere. Better go south on lane and straight up (way came down). Lovely top and trig. Gorgeous weather.nordicstar06/07/2013
Estimated date - with wife and her work colleagues on a section of South-Downs walk.JOHNS03/07/2013
just a big patch of nettles on topTeasyChris03/06/2013
Top looks to be inside ring?Bramley04/04/2013
Part of the South Downs WayTheWicken18/03/2013
With Gill - walk from Home via Gallops Farm and Buddington Bottom. Weather sunny with good visibilityMarkAvis17/02/2013
In clear weather.bolton17/01/2013
Car park NE of Chanctonbury Hill (Off A283) Up the Wiston Bostal (Track) to join the South Downs Way Chanctonbury Ring (The summit) Trig point Reverse. (PM)gerrybowes17/01/2013
One of the hills on the Three Forts Marathon, a cold, wet sunday in May???mickdavidson06/05/2012
Respiratory exercise from Great Barn Farm.Eddie04/04/2012
With Kate on a lovely afternoon with fine views. From 120118 just below car park walked up track to top of down and to ring. Visually, highest point seemed clearly near centre of ring, not W edge.dbb03/03/2012
an undulating open area, nothing remarkable about the area.JohnStoneham26/02/2012
Went up to trig pillar during 9.5 mile walk from Amberley to Chanctonbury Ring then back to Washington. With Owen, Matt and Winnie. Previously went to Chanctonbury Ring with Lou and Winnie in 2011 but didn't go to trig pillar.Biffin22/01/2012
Hazy sun, mild, breeze, good views. Centre and all round ring, in case.iangalbraith09/11/2011
Visited while walking the south downs wayrhalstead08/08/2011
Pleasant stroll from the car park at 121 122 via a dew pond and trig point. Walked anticlockwise round ring and can't believe that the highest point isn't within it, not on it. I suggest TQ 13926 12080 or very close to this.signyred09/05/2011
With: hb; Circular walk from CP below Cissbury. N to Chanctonbury Ring then SD Way E to Steyning Round Hill then S to meet Monarch's Way & up Cissbury Ring from Canada Bottom. Descent via Bump's Tree.Ian Baines01/05/2011
From near Wiston Park, up through woods to South Downs Way. Large ring of trees on hill.Aye Jimmy02/11/2010