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  • The most accessible entrance has steep ramps/slopes, very steep ramp/slopes and a gate.
  • This entrance is the access point located at the rear of the car park.
  • There is not a member of staff available for help and assistance.


  • At this location the following are free to access for all visitors: Ditchling Beacon.
  • At this location the following areas are free to access for National Trust members but payable for everyone else: the car park.
  • Parking is free for National Trust members but chargeable for all other visitors.

Public Transport


  • This site has a car park.
  • The vehicle route from the main road to the car park includes: speed bumps.
  • This is an open air car park with a tarmac and loose chippings surface.
  • Parking is free for National Trust members, but charges apply for all other visitors.
  • There are clearly presented payment signs.
  • Maps and information boards are available.
  • There are no Blue Badge parking bays available.
  • Obstacles from the car park include: loose chippings, slopes/ramps, bollards with high colour contrast but no visual identification band, a lack of pedestrian walkways to cross the car park, uneven surfaces and bollards with low colour contrast and a visual identification band.
  • There are not parent and child parking bays available.
  • There is not a designated drop-off point.

Outdoor Spaces

  • This information is for the access point located at the rear of the car park.
  • Access into the area is via slight ramps/slopes, steep ramps/slopes and a very steep ramp/slope.
  • The slope is over 150cm wide, with no handrails.
  • There is an easy open gate at the surveyed access point which opens away from you (push).
  • The gate is not self-closing.
  • The gate has a latch lock.
  • The width of the gap is 153cm.
  • There are bollards at the access point which have a minimum width of 150cm and are 45cm high.
  • The bollards contrast visually with the paving.
  • The following outdoor facilities are available: open countryside.
  • The outdoor spaces include the following surfaces: grass, compact earth and loose stones.
  • Footpaths are available in some of the outdoor spaces.
  • The majority of the paths are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There is no step-free level access around the area.
  • There are slight ramps/slopes without handrails and steep ramps/slopes without handrails in the main areas .
  • There are a number of slight and steep pathways with uneven surfaces to reach the hilltop.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • The paths have gates which may create obstacles for some users.
  • There are gates with a width of 167cm to access public bridleways off South Downs Way.