An important archaeological site, located on the site of a late Bronze Age settlement and an early Iron Age hill-fort, Highdown Hill (266ft) (Off the A259 Littlehampton Road) has some interesting archaeological finds.
It has revealed early Iron Age earthworks and the sites of a Roman bath house and pagan Saxon cemetery. It is also the site for the Miller’s Tomb – that of John Olliver – the eccentric Highdown Miller who slept with his coffin under the bed. He died in 1793.
From the top of Highdown Hill on a clear day you can see the Isle of Wight, Selsey Bill, Chichester Cathedral, Arundel Castle, Brighton and Beachy Head.
This area is also home to Highdown Gardens, a unique garden created over 50 years to display plants in a chalk soil.
Free parking is available for cars. Plus don’t forget to visit Highdown Tea Rooms, they are dog friendly and have a large selection of cakes, treat yourself after that walk!