BSumC22: Stride to Cissbury & Sompting linear
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This event is intended for attendees at Big Summer Camp 2022.
A moderately challenging, but rewarding walk with views across to Brighton and the sea. At 14 miles with a total ascent of 470m, this is a great event for anyone wanting a decent downland walk direct from the campsite.
Walk highlights will be views across rolling downland, and sweeping views to the sea across Brighton as we approach the end of the walk. We will also head across the ancient iron age fort and settlement of Cissbury Ring - the second largest iron age fort in England.
The walk will start at base camp. After heading north out of Angmering Village, we will head eastwards passing through the South Downs villages of Clapham and Findon, across Cissbury Ring, peaking at the commanding viewpoint at Steep Down. We will end at the seaside settlement of Lancing, from where there are regular (15 minute frequency) trains back to Angmering - this will cost £4.90 (£3.20 with a railcard such as Network Rail Card etc). From Angmering station it is an easy flat walk of about 1 mile.
Photos: Taken by M Bates and full permission given to ODL to use.
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What to bring
Hand sanitiser and a face covering: whilst we are living with Covid-19, please bring your own to events to help keep everyone safe
Water: bring at least two litres
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Day rucksack: typically 20-30 litres, they are comfortable to wear and allow you to use your arms freely
Boots: waterproof and breathable and designed for hiking, trainers are OK if the ground is dry and there’s little chance of rain
Gaiters: recommended for wet weather or boggy conditions
Socks: proper walking socks will keep your feet dry and help prevent blisters
Layered clothing: lets you quickly adapt to changes in the weather and body temperature. Go for a base layer (vest or t-shirt) and a mid layer (a micro fleece or shirt) and in cooler weather add an outer layer (a windproof jacket or thick fleece)
Trousers: ideally no jeans as they become heavy and cold in the rain, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry and on warm days shorts are OK
Waterproof jacket: essential when hiking in all but the calmest of weather, breathable fabrics are more comfortable and dry
Gloves: Windproof, or better still, waterproof gloves are the best choice, bring a spare pair if expecting rain
Hat or cap: stay warm in winter and shaded in summer
Sunglasses: for any sunny day, even in winter
Sun cream: can be useful even on cloudy and winter days
Snacks: bring biscuits, energy bars, gels, bananas, chocolate or dried fruit for example and put them somewhere easy to get hold of
Lunch: bring a packed lunch unless otherwise stated
Food & drink
Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. We may (not definite) stop at a pub for an early afternoon drink, or a pub at the end, but the lunch will be a picnic somewhere on the walking route.