# 477 The Cissbury Ring, South Downs, West Sussex, UK

The Ring dates from around 250 BCE, built as a fortress. It has also been used as a flint mine, among other things. During WWII it was used as a camp for the 2nd Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in preparation for the Normandy landings. It also housed a large artillery piece for shooting at ships in the English Channel. Currently the National Trust and local police are concerned that illicit use of metal detectors on the protected site is damaging the place: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-38101813

Less of a vertical shot:


Map of the, ahh, Butterfly Walk, at the Ring. I am not making that up.

View from the Bostal Road:

Walking the Ring. The young man might almost be carrying a bow.

Low light:

Sketch of identified sites:

And finally, the layout of the shafts and galleries of the flint mines. Followers of the latest series of Poldark will get the idea.

Those for whom the sight rang true:

  • Eloy Cano
  • Garfield
  • Glenmorren
  • Heather
  • hhgygy
  • Phil Ower
  • Steve Willis
  • Tim

    Those who need some help from Johnny Cash:

  •  Lighthouse
  • Declan Moore