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Name:Chanctonbury Ring [Chanctonbury Hill]
Hill number:2916
Height:240m / 787ft
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:West Sussex (CoU)
Catchment:Adur, Catchment Boundaries
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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From parking near Great Barn Farm. Along the muddy track to the West then steeply up through wood, over bwf and on to summit. Also visited trig and descended by path to the East of it.NormanW14/02/2019
andy6311/01/2019
A Christmas Day walk. Parked in car park by Great Barn Farm. Followed the track in to the woods then onto the bridleway to the South Downs Way. Only one car in the car park when we arrived however whilst we were out lots of other people appeared ; no doubt walking off some Xmas excess. Good views out to the wind farm and the downs.Buck25/12/2018
Nomad Perkins17/11/2018
OS mapped car park at TQ 120119 does not exist and nowhere else suitable to park at W end, so drove around to N side to park near Great Barn Farm, TQ 145123 - the entrance to the car park here 'cuts back' acutely and is difficult to see until one comes back down the laneIsbjorn07/11/2018
David Gradwell07/11/2018
George Gradwell07/11/2018
Edwin Gradwell07/11/2018
AngusDog03/11/2018
Walked up from Findon. Very nice hill with views of N and S Downs and new Wind Farm out to sea. The centre of the Ring seemed higher to me than the w. edge.IanHHill01/10/2018
From carpark to north, then bridleway west & up through woods on to South Downs Way. Sunny with good views. Easy ascent. With AnnVal Deisler13/09/2018
Glenysj2109/09/2018
clique02/09/2018
chana11/08/2018
From NE. Short steep ascent, longer and safer route downTopographer5707/08/2018
From Wellington car park along South Downs Way with elizyanne. did ring and the centre feels higher ish.GmacT09/07/2018
Lovely walk up. Walked round the ring of trees but the centre seemed higher.elizyanne09/07/2018
climbertrev22/06/2018
Clach Liath04/06/2018
nigheandonn23/04/2018
Visited on the first day of our holiday in Sussex along with Sarah.Bernard10/04/2018
Fellhugger13/03/2018
Crumblie212/03/2018
With K from West in mist. AtmosphericAshley09/03/2018
Bug09/03/2018
Lovely walk up from the car park to N. Mist on top. Went on to the trig.dal05/03/2018
4/11 From Wellington car park along South Downs Way and back. Walked straight past it 35 years ago when doing SDW!SS09/02/2018
11/11M last hill of the day in the dark from cp near great barn farm.robertphillips05/11/2017
helenwilliamson26/10/2017
GMnIdris28/09/2017
poppiesrara16/09/2017
Short stroll from Washington car park.lenman15/08/2017
from CP to NE and up steep path in woods following wire fence line. Prudently descended via ridge and bridleway as no chance of staying on feet back the same way. great views.KC29/07/2017
With Bevsimon and co12/07/2017
A pleasant evening stroll from the SDW car park at Washington. Nice views, nice sheep, nice wild flowers. Not clear where the summit is, but I wandered round all the highest looking bits just to make sure.Gill04/07/2017
The Parkers18/06/2017
M0JCQ03/06/2017
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
tomandivy24/03/2017
carole engel06/03/2017
mcallmar26/02/2017
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
bwm07/01/2017
David S02/01/2017
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