This is my log of my Christmas section of the South Downs Way, a hike that I have been periodically returning to during 2008. Almost done now and from my base in Worthing I was able to do this section entirely serviced by public transport. I took the train to Hassocks and then used the very useful path back along the railway line almost to Clayton Tunnel from where I could access the South Downs.
|Flying a Kite|
This is my home part of the South Downs and the part I know best of all, since Lewes was my original home town. As you might remember Christmas 2008 was in the middle of a pretty cold snap and I was extremely lucky to pick perhaps the coldest and crispest day to get out on the Downs. Everywhere was white, almost like it had been snowing overnight. Initially I was sheletered from the Downs but I felt certain that I would feel the icy blast of the wind when I got to the top and I wasn't disappointed!
|Ascending Castle Hill|
|Glimpse of the Sea|
|View to Lewes|