Cissbury Ring and Stump Bottom

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Cissbury Ring and Stump Bottom is a 7.7 kilometer loop trail located near Findon, West Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking.

Distance: 7.7 km Elevation Gain: 271 m Route Type: Loop


mountain biking




This is a great loop around Cissbury Ring, the largest hill fort in Sussex, near to the tiny village of Findon. The effort of getting to the top of Cissbury Ring is always worthwhile and on a clear, sunny day you will be rewarded with a changing vista in every direction. The walk has several climbs and descents throughout and the bridleway tracks can be muddy and slippery with the chalk clay, so good boots are a must. The first half of the walk follows fenced bridleways between fields (which you will be sharing with cyclists) and the second half explores the National Trust site of Cissbury Ring, which sometimes has livestock grazing. Dogs are welcome in Cissbury Ring, in fact it’s a great place for your furry friend to meet other dogs. You will need to negotiate a couple of kissing gates and a few steps but there are no stiles on route. The high paths are very exposed so wrap up warm in the colder months. Allow 2.5 hours.

no shade
4 months ago

Wide well walkable or passable dirt roads (at least in dry soil). Runs through a gently rolling landscape with great panoramic views. Unfortunately, hardly any shade.

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