Part of a collection of National Trust walks close to Devil’s Dyke, this one’s most rewarding if you walk it during spring when bluebells carpet the ground and wild garlic grows throughout the woodlands. You can’t miss Wolstonbury Hill, and aside from being a popular vantage point for views across the valley that’s Devil’s Dyke it’s also played its part in history.
Long before Winston Churchill and the war cabinet met nearby during World War II, the hill was used by Iron Age farmers to graze their cattle, and remains of Roman pottery have been discovered across its slopes. In fact, they’re so important they’ve been designated a Special Site of Scientific Interest thanks to the many flowers that call the area home. This route takes its walkers through ancient beech woodland right at the foot of the hill and across the windswept grassland at its summit.
Speaking of the summit, ones you reach it you’ll be greeted by views of the Weald, across the South Downs and out to sea. This walk should take you between two and two and a half hours, and although it’s graded as moderate it’s steep in places.