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Name:Wilmington Hill
Hill number:2919
Height:214m / 702ft
RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:East Sussex (CoU)
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Marilyn, Hump, Tump (200-299m), Clem
(Ma,Hu,Tu,2,Cm)
Grid ref:TQ 54851 03448
Summit feature:no feature: ground 25m ENE of trig point
Drop:192m
Col:22m  TQ587091  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 199
(1:25k) OL25 123
Observations:summit is 0.75m higher than trig point (TQ 54831 03437)
Survey:Abney level
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Parked at Priory car park and as I was a bit tight for time I jogged along the trail opposite to the base of the Long Man. Then a leg pumping burst straight up the steeper part of the hill gained height quickly followed by a gentler approach to the trig and high point just beyond. Would like to have had a little more time to relax and explore the area.Gerry the Ranger07/08/2020
2.5 mile circular from car park at Wilmington, followed path to The Holt woods and the followed track marked on map which is actually a path up to summit, descended via the Long Man back to car park, a few people about, far reaching views on this sunny but very windy day. Later that day bagged Mount Caburn, Cliffe Hill, Wolstonbury Hill and Chanctonbury Ring.DanTrig05/07/2020
With Peter Thirkettlepsburgess27/06/2020
Easy walk up from Firle carpark.Midnight11/01/2020
Easy route upStevooo15/09/2019
Enjoyable short circular walk from Priory car park, briefly interrupted by heavy shower.With Oscar and Bridget.catman18/08/2019
Circuit Southease to Seaford.deknyff18/08/2019
With D192108/08/2019
Circular walk from Long Man carpark. Really enjoyed this oneLongwojo03/08/2019
SDW100keri_runs08/06/2019
25 mile round from Alfriston.atreides788728/04/2019
With Val. Parked at South Downs Way car park to the west of the summit and easy walk to summit and back. Weather finemike.hoult18/03/2019
From the Long Man car park near Wilmington.NormanW15/02/2019
Nice 7 mile walk around the Long Man of Wilmingtonjmistry8617/11/2018
My final English MarilynDavid Gradwell08/11/2018
From 'sump wrecker' car park at TQ 531032, then short deviation from South Downs Way.Isbjorn07/11/2018
Paths from villageTopographer5707/08/2018
From CP TQ531032 up over windover hill then on to summit with elizyanneGmacT08/07/2018
Here for the trigpoint but made sure I stood on the high spot too! Parked at the Long Man and Priory car park in Wilmington (N50° 48.977' E0° 11.406'), lovely spot. Then walked firstly up to the Long Man and then up to the ridge to the trigpoint. Lovely trig and walk.thejackrustles22/04/2018
With K from West across top of Long ManAshley08/03/2018
8/11 From the car park resembling the Somme to west by track and path above The Long Man.SS09/02/2018
7/11M from cp near wilmington for the long man.robertphillips05/11/2017
GMnIdris28/10/2017
3rd South Downs Marilyn of the day. Circular walk round Long Man from Wilmington car park.prwild26/10/2017
Lovely walk to beach head...18 milesejjohnstone08/10/2017
Walk up from Wilmington on very hot day. With Cal, Fred and Bob.Ham and Skate13/08/2017
Wilmington hill is quite nice, but the day can be made even better by starting from Alfriston, climbing Wilmington, Willingdon, Beachy Head (crowded), and Belle Tout. The best part of the walk is the continuation over the Seven Sisters, with superb views from the glorious white cliffs. Pub lunch in Jevington and tea and fizzy pop at the Belle Tout cafe were very welcome, given the blistering heat.Gill05/07/2017
From Alfriston to Jevington.twg2711/06/2017
SOTA VHF ActivationM0JCQ03/06/2017
With OCH from Alfriston. Breezy, sunny spells. Rounsfell15/04/2017
From Wilmington car park. Easy walk up past the hillside carving, up steep ground to summit 2/8N.Morters13/04/2017
Parked by the church at Folkington and then with Helen & Molly we walked West to climb up steeply to the summit and Trigpoint before continuing on over the Long Man and then circled round under the hill figure following the Wealdway and back to the church. We saw a Falconer sitting high on the slope flying a Harris Hawk.JohRvs27/11/2016
Walked up from Alfriston visiting the tiny Lullington church on the way. Outstanding views from the top.ajd5819/10/2016
While on SDWlerritt27/08/2016
A nice circular walk for the car park just S of Wilmington, via the 'Long Man'.Cas-gwent05/04/2016
3/8 Third of Eight Hill bagging in south east on windy day (Norths Seat/Willingdon Hill/Wilmington Hill/Firle Beacon/Cliffe Hill/Newmarket Hill/Boulder Hill/Ditchling Beacon)Fergalh06/02/2016
From Long Man car park.rhalstead18/10/2015
The first of four Marilyn's today. Parked at the Long Man car park ( free ) and crossed the road straight onto the footpath to the Long Man. Went past the dry dew pond and through a few gates to the top of the hill. Visited the trig point and then the summit knoll nearby before returning by way of a circular route back to the dew pond and the footpath.Peterb12/10/2015
J and OMartin6631/08/2015
Lovely circular walk from the priory car park.Minto12/08/2015
Short circuit walk with Rosalie on a hot summer's day. Parked in Wilimngton then path via The Holt and relatively steep ascent to Trig Point. Excellent views, down via South Downs Way and the Long Man.JOHNS11/07/2015
On walk to see the Long Man. From Milton Street then to the pub!re142118/05/2015
From rough car park at TQ 5316 0320 along South Downs Way diverting to summit trig point. Operated ham radio for SOTA on summit.G4OBK (Phil)11/02/2015
From Wilmington car park via the Long Man, with Anna and Anne-Marie. Paths very muddy in places.citygent19/01/2015
Parked in Priory car park in Wilmington (free) Walked down towards village & took bridleway opposite the parish church (1600 years old yew tree in churchyard is worth a look) Along bridleway to high point & then through gate on right Took footpath & then bridleway up N. ridge to summit. (S)gerrybowes17/11/2014
Circuit from CP to Westtim74714/11/2014
. CreakingHiker14/11/2014
Parked below the long man in Wilmington. Walked to Alfriston across the fields (path behind the church), which was busy because the annual fair was in progress (lots of vintage cars). Called in at the Church (sadly renovated by the Victorians) and the clergy mans house which is older than Bodium castle (1430s). Followed the SD way to the top which was very peaceful as it's a long way from a car park. Excellent views. Descended path NNE to pick up the path back to the foot of the long man. Wilmington Church yard has a very old Yew tree possibly 1600 years old. An excellent half day walk but I would also recommend the full South downs way circuit over the seven sisters as one of the finest walks in the country.mindlessflogger23/08/2014
From carpark to the W.AndrewFinnimore19/07/2014
small carpark at Willmington, escaped the hoards of pagans/druids/hippies and headed up towards folkington before climbing grassy slopes. a mound near to trig looks higher. The long man is worthy of a visit but is best viewed from afarstig_nest22/09/2013