Cissbury Ring, according to the National Trust, is "one of the jewels in the crown of the new South Downs National Park". It is the largest hill fort in Sussex and has a history dating back over 5,000 years, having been constructed around 260 BC. It is an oval of 25 hectares which is enclosed by a single bank and ditch.
The Ring contains approximately 200 flint mines, which are hidden in the landscape. These were first excavated during the Victorian era by General Pitt-Rivers. He discovered remains of those that mined the area thousands of years ago.
The area has long had a haunted reputation. According to local lore, a highway was executed nearby, and his phantom on horseback has been reported galloping along the track by the ring.
Pictured left is Cissbury Ring Rampart courtesy of Simon Burchell.
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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.