Butts Brow

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  • butts brow to English ChannelOne of the hidden gems of Eastbourne: Butts Brow with its 360 panoramic views of Eastbourne, the sea and Pier, Sovereign Harbour, south Downs, and inland across East Sussex. You can see for miles!

    Fortunately, there is car parking at the top of the climb to Butts Brow from Willingdon village. For Eastbourne residents with the Residents Permit (available for free from Council Offices or Tourist Information) allows free parking.

    Views from Butts Brow

    Then the choice is yours – ramble to the south towards Friston or along the Downs taking in splendid views over Willingdon and Polegate.

    Take a short walk to the south towards Friston and Birling Gap, and you will discover the Liberator Memorial erected to mark the American plane that crashed into the hillside returning from a mission in World War II.

    Travelling inland following the ridge you come to the prehistoric site at Coombe Hill. Quoting fromĀ www.sussexarch.org.uk “The history of this site begins in the Neolithic with the clearance of the woodland on the hill and the construction of the causewayed enclosure, which will be described below. In the following Bronze-Age, three barrows were built on the hill near the enclosure, one to the west and two to the east. Early Bronze-Age beaker pottery was also deposited in one of the enclosure ditches. There seems to be little evidence of Iron-Age use of the hill, but in Romano-British times, a large quantity of coins and pottery has been found associated both with the Neolithic enclosure as well as the Bronze-Age barrows.” – More details here



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