Peaks in South East England

Whether for the view or for the challenge, climbing the mountainous peaks in South East England is the best way to experience more of this beautiful region. But with 10 to choose from, it can be tough to know which peak to proceed with. That’s why we’ve collected the best peaks and summits in South East England for you here — so you can easily add one to your next adventure.

The top 10 peaks in South East England

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    1

    Brush Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Brush Hill Nature Reserve is a wonderful place to explore. With lovely views overlooking the ancient Chilterns landscape, the area is also an important habitat for wildlife, flowers, and birds. …

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    2

    Firle Beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 712 feet (217 metres) tall, Firle Beacon affords extensive views over the South Downs. There are many ancient burial sites on and around the summit, many of which …

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    3

    Ditchling Beacon

    Hiking Highlight

    From the summit of Ditchling Beacon you are afforded a wonderful panoramic view. Standing at 814 feet (248 metres) above sea level, it is the highest point along the Sussex …

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    4

    Pitstone Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Pitstone Hill is a chalk grassland with small areas of woodland and scrub. As you explore the reserve, which has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest, you …

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    5

    Steyning Round Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Many artefacts and human skeletons—dating from the Bronze Age, through to Roman and Anglo Saxon times—have been found on Steyning Round Hill over the years. Whilst modern farming has destroyed …

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    6

    Small Down

    Hiking Highlight

    From the imposing ridge summit of Small Down you are afforded superb views over the sleepy village of East Meon, the upper Meon Valley and across to the magnificent Butser Hill in the east.

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    Beacon Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    From the summit of Beacon Hill you are afforded wonderful views that stretch for miles in all directions. If you are hiking the South Downs Way, the trail actually takes …

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    8

    Bignor Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Bignor Hill stands proudly above the rolling countryside; rewarding those who climb to the summit with far-reaching views. According to Celtic legend, a dragon had its lair on top of …

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    9

    Cheesefoot Head

    Hiking Highlight

    The large natural amphitheatre of Cheesefoot Head marks the first great view you experience along the South Downs Way, with views stretching to the Solent and the Isle of Wight. …

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    10

    Butser Hill

    Hiking Highlight

    Standing at 889 feet (271 metres) tall, Butser Hill is the highest point on the South Downs Way and the second highest point in the South Downs National Park after …

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