Ditchling Beacon

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Recommended by 77 out of 77 road cyclists


  • Laura

    Ditchling Beacon is the third-highest point on the South Downs, with spectacular views - it's a great climb to test the legs on.

    • May 22, 2017

  • MaxMachin

    Good spot but I avoid the climb on the north side of the beacon as it is a tricky one for cars. There are a number of bridleways to the east that also provide a decent climb to the south downs way only minutes away from the Beacon but have no cars on them. The down side is that one is concrete and the other poorly managed tarmac. I have 35c road tires and it is fine.

    • August 25, 2018

  • Chris

    Ditchling Beacon, novice riders like us calls it Bitchling Deacon because its a hard steep hill climb but once you reach the top it will reward you with beautiful scenic view of the Soith Downs and Brighton and Hove.

    • May 29, 2018

  • Josse M

    The KOM is out of reach, so take it easy and enjoy the climb. I actually went faster by doing so

    • July 15, 2019

  • Jean-François Paris

    Breathtaking view but you have to deserve it

    • July 9, 2017

  • Markpattenden

    Great climb amazing views to the sea!

    • August 13, 2018

  • Phillip

    Fantastic views from the top and this is a great little climb but nowhere near as tough as they hype would suggest.

    • June 24, 2019

  • Gregster

    Worth the push... keep going!! Great views and blackberries at the top

    • September 10, 2019

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Location: East Sussex, England, United Kingdom


  • Elevation270 m

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