South Downs National Park: hike to Blackcap (206 m.) from Falmer, near Brighton
The subtle grandeur of the of the chalk and grassland hills of the South Downs National Park takes some time to appreciate. Its denes and ridges allow huge vistas under a wide and open sky. Now in late summer, the hedgerows are packed with berries and it’s possible to graze as you hike.
There’s some sharing of the bridleways, especially on the South Downs Way; horse, cycles, runners and walkers plus gliders cruising overhead. Far away, the city of Brighton and the Rampion wind farm out in the English Channel.