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An iconic view

Whether the Long Man is ancient or has more recent origins does not matter. This is still an iconic... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
dvdgurr04
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Pevensey, United Kingdom
Interesting

This is an interesting place to visit, and the area around here is great for walking. Very good... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
DSofEastSussex
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

Whether the Long Man is ancient or has more recent origins does not matter. This is still an iconic site in Sussex, hopefully not to be discovered by hordes of oriental visitors with their selfies!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dvdgurr04
Reviewed 23 October 2018

This is an interesting place to visit, and the area around here is great for walking. Very good view all round. Take OS Explorer map 123 with you. This time we based ourselves at the Sussex Ox pub in Milton Street, but you can also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DSofEastSussex
Reviewed 21 September 2018

One of the few chalk carvings in a hill in England. There is just about enough room to stop your car against the ditch for a few minutes to get out and look at this thing from the point of view it was meant to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sinead W
Reviewed 17 September 2018

The Long Man is best viewed from a distance but there are some lovely downland walks that take you past it. It is what it is so not a lot to say about it really.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank speedycar53
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

The Long Man of Wilmington is carved into the chalk on the side of the hill and can be seen from the main road but why not stop and stretch your legs with a walk along one of the many path and get up close...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank annabel609
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Such incredible sweeping views of Downs country on a good day, and if you brave the walk to the top, you’re treated to 360 degree views out over the sea as well as the Weald. The Long Man is supposed to be inaccessible but people...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank paulyb3000
Reviewed 20 July 2018

The actual walk from the car park to the Long Man and around the Downs is spectacular, especially once you get to the top. The positive is that the car park is free. However there is no toilet in the car park (there used to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 249jeffery
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This can be seen from the main road and from there is a great site, but alternatively one can drive up and see it close by and park in the free car park and take a lovely walk to the site A Historic Site that...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

just leave the road between lewes and battle and have a look at the mysterious man on the hill ideal to do with small children and to invent stories on who made the man

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Daniel19721972
Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Simply a beautiful walk, hike or ramble... Lovely views... Lovely atmosphere... When the weather is clear it is breath taking... Went up there today and chanced it with the weather... Was the best choice I've made on a Easter Sunday... Worth the journey to the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank melanie l
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Kate K
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Response from Scarlettmg |
Hello Kate Not sure if you did manage to get to the Long Man, but as far as I can remember there are buses from Eastbourne that pass the Wilmington area. The stop was a short walk to the Long Man of Wilmington pub, and then... More
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