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Green Man

Sunday 1st July 2007
Falmer - Ditchling Beacon - Stanmer
10 miles

By now we were fairly stir crazy due to the terrible weather for the past couple of weeks. So we thought "stuff it" and braved the weather. We parked up at Sussex University and took the footpath from there to the Downs. On the way we saw a cuckoo in a place called Cuckoo Bottom. Once on the Downs we walked West to Ditchling beacon. The weather was perfect for walking, sunny and breezy. We were so glad that we took the chance. From the beacon we headed back to campus via the village of Stanmer. A walk of about 10 miles in all and just what we needed. The Downs are now in full flower and the weather hasn't affected things at all. There were acres and acres of poppies and we saw a field with lots of Great Mullein in.

Bladder Campion

Musk Thistle

From near Ditchling beacon looking North.

Ditchling Beacon