A peaceful short walk across the east side of Black Down near Haslemere passing the Temple of the Winds viewing point. You return along the west side following the serpent trail path.
- Dog friendly
- Potential livestock
- Mud likely when wet
- Bird spotting
- National Trust
- Good phone signal
- Great for running
Did you know
Black Down is the highest hill in Sussex, at 919 feet, and is second only to Leith Hill (965 feet) in south-east of England
Black Down is best known as the location of the poet Lord Tennyson's summer residence "Aldworth". It stands on a ridge overlooking the Weald, with magnificent views similar to those seen from the "Temple of the Winds" viewing point.
Lord Tennyson poem extract describing the beautiful view:
"You came, and looked and loved the view
Long-known and loved by me,
Green Sussex fading into blue
With one gray glimpse of sea."
Spectacular views both from the East (Temple of the Winds) and the West side of Black Down
Incredibly peaceful and usually quiet
mostly well maintained footpaths
The Template of the Winds viewing point