Cissbury Ring to Chanctonbury Ring
Saturday 17th August 2019
Took Chie and Erika down to the South Downs for a walk from Cissbury Ring to Chanctonbury Ring.
London August 2019
We got the train to Worthing, then a taxi most of the way to Cissbury Ring (that first bit makes for boring walking). Here's Erika's walking up the hill to Cissbury Ring.
Passing through a bit of woodland on the way up to Cissbury Ring.
Atop Cissbury Ring now.
Some wild horses / ponies atop Cissbury Ring.
Cissbury Ring's trig point, which came out a bit blurred.
We stopped on top of Cissbury Ring for a picnic, I think this is a beautiful spot with spectacular views, but I think the girls were a bit cold!
Views from Cissbury Ring.
Chanctonbury Ring in the distance - the target of today's walk.
A bit hard to believe it's the middle of August!
Still, there's some blue sky over in that direction.
I rather like this picture.
This is nice too.
Some silly pictures with me in.
Trying to get the girls excited about the lovely location.
That lone tree is very helpful for composition.
Heading down the hill now.
Looking back towards Cissbury Ring from the chalk track which led us away from it.
The weather did improve a bit as the walk proceeded, and once we were on the move it started to feel a bit warmer.
This beetle had met a rather gruesome fate on this barb wire fence.
Nearing Chanctonbury Ring now.
Chie and Erika throwing stones.
Here we met the South Downs way, this signposts always lift my spirits.
Just one more brow of a hill to get over to get to Chanctonbury Ring.
Chie and Erika adding some drama to the scene.
Me and Chanctonbury Ring.
The views from Chanctonbury Ring.
I had walked around Chanctonbury Ring last time I passed it, so thought it might be interesting to see what the copse looked like on the inside.
The view from the other side of the copse.
Patchwork quilt fields below.
Chie Erika emerging from the copse atop Chanctonbury Ring.
Picture of the three of us.
...and again with some slightly odd lighting.
A grasshopper on my trousers.
Having a short break close to Chanctonbury Ring.
Heading down the hill to Washington now - this path was surprisingly slippy!
I thought the holes in this post looked a bit like a face.
Through the woods.
...and at the bottom out into open fields for the final stretch to Washington.
Finally at the Frankland Arms - very happy to see this pub has reopened, as it had been closed last time I passed this way.
Alas a bit of a flying visit as we didn't want to miss the bus to Pulborough!
Back in London now, and we stopped off at the new food court opposite Victoria station, which had this impressive vegetarian and vegan menu.
Erika pulling a funny face while we waited for our dinner.
Erika opted for fish and chips, Chie had a burrito.
The portion sizes look the wrong way round here!
I had a vegan Thai green curry with some vegan teriyaki "chick'n" on the side. This was pretty good.
Erika with her "Cloud 9" dessert.
Outside the new food court place.