International Summer School

Hikes

Ditchling Beacon
Ditchling Beacon hike 
Walk from campus across the South Downs to Ditchling Beacon, one of Britain's famous viewpoints. 

 

Trip includes:

Walk with trained guide and first-aid trained ISS staff.

NOTE: Lunch is not included in the price

Ditchling Beacon is the third-highest point on the South Downs in south-east England, it consists of a large chalk hill with a particularly steep northern face, covered with open grassland with spectacular views across the weald.  As the name suggests, Ditchling Beacon was one of the chain of fires lit to warn of impending invasions. It was once an Iron Age hillfort, with its steep northern slope used as a natural defence. 

Bring a bottle of water, a packed lunch and snacks for extra energy. Don't forget your camera – the views are breath-taking!

Glynde village and West Firle
Glynde village and West Firle hike 
 
Explore the local countryside and its history, visit the villages of Glynde and West Firle.

 

Trip includes

Return train ticket, walk with a qualified guide and first-aid trained ISS staff.

NOTE: Lunch is not included in the price. Bring suitable hiking shoes and a raincoat/windshield/sun cream/hat (depending on the weather).We will stop for lunch and rest en route, however there are no shops/cafés, so bring a bottle of water, a packed lunch and snacks for extra energy.

Explore the tiny villages of Glynde and West Firle. This walk is 11km long.