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06Sep/12

Highdown Hill and Highdown Gardens, near Worthing, West Sussex

Highdown Hilll is a large hill on the South Downs, lying just to the north of Worthing in West Sussex. On the summit are the remains of an ancient hill fort, as well as the tomb of a local miller, who used the sails of his windmill to signal to smugglers. It’s owned by the National Trust, but it’s free to park and visit, and there is a hotel at the top of the hill with a tea room and ice cream. It’s a beautiful spot, if you park at the top of the hill the walking is fairly level and there are some spectacular views across Worthing and the South Downs. On a clear day, you can even see as far as the Isle of Wight and Beachy Head. 

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