Campsites in sussex downs

The Trundle used to be the site of a chapel until this was left to ruin.

It is thought that the chapel was built some time in the 15th century and was probably trashed in the Reformation - it was already ruined 40 years or so after then.

The north-east side of the Trundle is also popular as a good and relatively cheap vantage point for racegoers when there is horse racing at Goodwood.

Visit the Norman Cathedral, the 13th Century priory and Georgian Pallant House and take a walk along the circular walls for fine views over the city. You can enjoy a days racing at 'Glorious Goodwood' Park.

A small number of the trees are very old indeed - probably over 500 years old.

Before man and sheep started to have an impact on the landscape of the South Downs, yew forests were relatively common. The age and history of the yew trees at Kingley Vale was researched extensively by ecologist Sir Arthur Tansley, who lobbied hard for years for something to be done for the protection of this special habitat.

Within the National Nature Reserve there is a discreetly signposted nature trail organised by English Nature.

The views from the several places at and near the top are tremendous, both to the north and the south.

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The embankments and ditches which mark the perimeter of the fort are very clear today and would have made an impressive defence.

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