Climbed the Highest Point in the South Downs, Black Down ‘Temple of the Winds’

This was one incredible hike in the blasting heat of the sun. From the village down below to the top of Black Down ‘Temple of the Winds’ was both magical and magnificent.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, a British poet, was so inspired by the views, surroundings and the wilderness of the Black Down ‘Temple of the Winds’, that he wrote a glorifying poem about the beauty. This is one of my most memorable hike and hill climbs within the South Downs National Park.

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Inside look…

  • Stunning panoramic views

  • Amazing hiking trails

  • Mostly gravel / dirt / heather trails

  • Steep hill climbing

  • Wonderful ancient woodlands

  • Hilltop views for miles

  • Some wildlife & bird spotting

  • Scenic setting

  • Perfect for a family day out

  • Great for short or extended hiking routes

  • Some picnic benches and great picnic spots

  • No cafe onsite bring food supplies

  • No toilets onsite

  • Free lay-by parking

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Basic packing list…