Findon, West Sussex, England

A view of Findon

Cissbury Ring

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.

Cissbury Ring,

Near Findon,

West Sussex,

BN14 0HT.


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For further information, please read Ghosts: Mysterious Tales from the National Trust by Sian Evans.


Visitor Information

Findon is a semi-rural clustered village in West Sussex, England.

It is located 4 miles north of Worthing.

Pictured left is a view of Findon courtesy of Charlesdrakew. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.