Walk es118 The Long Man of Wilmington and Jevington from Wilmington

The famouse chalk figure


Route outline for walk es118:

Wilmington  -  The Wealdway  -  The Long Man of Wilmington  -  The South Downs Way  -  Lullington Church  -  Litlington  -  Litlington Heath  -  Jevington  -  The Wealdway  -  Cranedown Bottom  -  Folkington  -  The Holt  -  Wilmington



Points of Interest/Notes on this walk:

The Long Man of Wilmington is 72m (235ft) long & is designed to look in proportion when viewed from below. Originally thought to originate in the Iron Age or Neolithic period, an investigation in 2003 has shown the figure to originate in the 16th or 17th century. At first, the figure appears to have been carved from the underlying chalk but closer inspection reveals it to be formed from white-painted breeze blocks & lime mortar.

National Trails & Long Paths included on this walk:

Part of this walk follows a section of The South Downs Way. The South Downs Way is a 162km (101 miles) linear footpath connecting Eastbourne (Holywell) in East Sussex, England with Winchester in Hampshire, England. The South Downs Way is waymarked by a National Trail acorn. For more walks that include a section of The South Downs Way see The South Downs Way.

This walk is on Ordnance Survey Maps:

OS Explorer Map OL25
1:25,000 scale (Orange Covers)

OS Landranger Map 199
1:50,000 scale (Pink Covers)


Some Photos and Pictures from Walk es118 The Long Man of Wilmington and Jevington from Wilmington

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Walk es118 The Long Man of Wilmington and Jevington from Wilmington - The South Downs Way in East Sussex

The South Downs Way in East Sussex

Photo: Keith Roobottom (1)

Walk es118 The Long Man of Wilmington and Jevington from Wilmington - 4th Sevenoaks Scouts Cycle Expedition at The Long Man of Wilmington

4th Sevenoaks Scouts Cycle Expedition at The Long Man of Wilmington

Photo: Paul Davis (1)


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