Cissbury Ring Circular (Argus)
- 7 and 3/4 miles, 3 and 1/2 to 4 hours.
- Some long climbs but not too steep
- pubs and shops at nearby Broadwater. None on route.
- accessible by bus
- for alternative walks, try the 3 mile Cissbury Ring Butterfly Walk (National Trust) or 5 mile Cissbury Ring and Stump Bottom (PDF, iFootpath)
This is a walk from the northern edge of Worthing, up on to the lower slopes of the Downs, climbing all the time on a well-graded path, to the ever-prominent Cissbury Ring, before heading back down on a different downland path. Cissbury Ring is is the largest hill fort in Sussex, the second largest in England, and is truly impressive in scale. Set high up on a chalk promontory, its ditch and ramparts enclose about sixty-five acres, and on a clear day there are views across to the chalk cliffs beyond Brighton and as far as the Isle of Wight.