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by Mariajoy

This is fabulous place for a walk on a summer's day. The Long Man (known as the Guardian of the South Downs) is a chalk figure on Windover Hill. Who his original makers were and what his purpose was, has baffled experts for years so I won't even make a stab at attempting to explain it here! Suffice to say he might be a fertility symbol - strange though as he has no *manhood* (some say the Victorians removed it!). Or he could be an ancient warrior. Whoever made him originally must have had their reasons!

There is a car park open 24 hours a day 365 days a year. The Long Man is NOT as close as he looks from the base of the South Downs so be prepared to hike!!

Address: Windover Hill, East Sussex
Directions: 6 miles North West of Eastbourne on the A27 towards Lewes. It is signposted.
Phone: 01273 487 188
Website: http://www.sussexpast.co.uk/property/printview.php?site_id=13

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 25, 2005
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