Cissbury Ring Path Renovation – Good Result!

03/08/2015
Before Repairs - Cissbury Ring Easter Entrance

Before Repairs – Cissbury Ring Easter Entrance

On our Sussex reccy of Cissbury Ring we were delighted to find you could access the outer edge of the Ring through a radar gate, only to find the path leading up to the Ring itself was so badly eroded that we could not safely take a group of DR’s up the path.  Strangely, it was possible – with extremely careful driving to get down it, with the risk of sliding sideways into the gully – but was nerve wracking,  but to get up it was actually asking for trouble – due to the steep climb, chalky surface and ruts – and not sensible for a safe ramble.  The name of the NT Ranger was actually on one of the gates so we contacted him but it didn’t sound that hopeful as he had to contact an Archaeologist for consultation and advice as there are rules concerning any activity carried out on this ancient hill fort.  We belong to a Local Access Forum (LAF) so we mentioned that and consequently we have just heard that the Ranger and a group of Volunteers have repaired the eroded path so that we can now use it.  This has only taken approximately six weeks, so I think the National Trust Rangers are to be applauded for all the help and advice that we get from them, and in particular in this instance Vic Oliver who is the NT Ranger for the Cissbury Ring area.  Also, the more contacts one gets from LAFs, the Council, National Parks etc., the better, and it all helps when work needs doing to be able to call on these people.  The photos show the path before, it doesn’t look as bad as it was (never does in photos) and also the repaired path as it is now.  Good result!
Rgds, Val

 

 

After Repairs - Cissbury Ring Eastern Entrance

After Repairs – Cissbury Ring Eastern Entrance

Before Repairs

Before Repairs

Before Repairs

Before Repairs

Before Repairs

Before Repairs

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