Long Man of Wilmington

Difficulty
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Moderate
Duration
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2.5-3.5h
Distance
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10.1 km
Elevation
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308 m
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Long Man of Wilmington

The Long Man of Wilmington Walk is a stunning stroll along the white chalk cliffs that gaze out at the aqua blue ocean sparkling in the sunlight. This path takes you through a sea of wildflowers in the summer months and houses cattle and sheep. You will come across the Long Man of Wilmington and the Litlington White Horse on your journey through this path.

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Route Description for Long Man of Wilmington

The Long Man of Wilmington Walk is a beautiful stroll that integrates an array of stunning scenery. From the car park, wander through the path along chalk slopes to the Long Man of Wilmington figure, which some believe is from 300AD and is on a Roman coin, while others believe a monk created it in the 1300s. As you continue to follow the path, you will arrive at Lullington Church, and after you have explored this, continue to follow the path. You will come across open fields that showcase stunning views across the countryside, including the Litlington White Horse. As you move on, you will follow the path as you walk past cattle and Exmoor ponies until you reach the car park where you began.

Getting to the Long Man of Wilmington Trailhead

To get to the Long Man of Wilmington walk from Polegate, head northwest on Hailsham Road/B2247 toward Victoria Road and in 0.6 km, at Cop Hall Roundabout, take the first exit onto A27. In 0.8 km, turn right onto Lewes Road/A27 and in 3.1 km, turn left onto The Street. You will arrive at your destination in 1.3 km.

Route Information

  • When to do

    April - October

  • Backcountry Campsites

    No

  • Pets allowed

    Yes

  • Family friendly

    Yes

  • Route Signage

    Average

  • Crowd Levels

    Moderate

  • Route Type

    Circuit

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