Lewes (4), Sussex
Part the way up Chapel Lane looking down on the town below. A little further up the lane is the footpath onto the downs and if you think that Chapel Lane is steep wait until you get to the footpath.
Here the footpath is running along the top of The Combe which is mainly wooded but with frequent gaps to give views like this across The Combe and the lower slopes of Malling Down to the valley beyond.
Finally we reach the head of The Combe with Lewes spread out below. The high ground beyond Lewes is the start of the chalk ridge above Offham that leads to Ditchling Beacon.
At this point we are still below the top of Malling Hill but the footpath continues and you could too if you have the energy.
About 5 miles from Lewes is Ditchling Beacon on a seperate part of the South Downs and this shows the village of Ditchling far below.
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The area around the Devil's Dyke, which is about 10 miles west of Lewes, is a popular beaty spot and you can see why. There are plenty of nice walks up here on the high ground with lots of wonderful views.
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