From here..

 

Cycling.. walking.. eating..

pleased to say one of our closest pubs - the Jack and Jiill in Clayton has a new chef and the food makes a good walk even better

We borrowed this map from the National Trails website.. This route takes in Jack and Jill windmills above Clayton,  viewable from our bronze age round barrow -

not quite as high as the skylark’s eye here..

but they are easy to spot.. Jill is a beautifully restored

working mill, well, on summer Sundays at least,

with a tea shop as well!

so you can cycle.. from Hassocks too..

once at Jack and Jill you can extend your walk


eastwards to Ditchling Beacon , go north to link up with Ditchling and the stunningly English and jolly fine Bull public house.. with excellent food and local beers..  and usually a few more customers than the picture implys.. it’s often a full house..


Beki went to school in Ditchling, at the now closed “Dumbrells” as did Camilla Parker Bowles, which is a VERY tenuous link to the other royal connection Ditchling holds..Anna of Dusseldorf - better known as Anne of Cleves.. or Clever Anne who managed to have her marriage to Henry annulled and be given some jolly fine property such as the 16C pad in Ditchling which you can spot over the crossroads when you tumble in or out of The Bull..  She never lived there, but you could make the trek to Lewes to see her better known house, with museum et all..





 

Don’t miss the Royal Oak..see our walks page