Facilities & access


  • The charming Mediaeval town of Lewes is four miles to the east, with a good selection of shops to choose from for picnic food, and plenty of tea shops
  • Toilets in the nearby village of Plumpton for patrons of the Half Moon pub
  • Toilets for patrons of the Blacksmith's Arms at Offham. Can be reached by car on the way to Lewes, or on foot from the top of the hill
  • Dogs are welcome but must be controlled at all times. Please observe signs for when livestock are grazing
  • Free parking, (not NT), lay-by off B2116: OS TQ379130, Coordinates 50.9000180000, -0.0403230000

Family & children

  • The top of the hill has a long stretch of flat, well-drained terrain, ideal for family cycle rides, after climbing the slope, which is more gradual if coming from Lewes
  • Walks around Blackcap are more easily accessed by pushchairs with big wheels


  • Nearest accessible toilets can be found in Lewes town centre
  • Steep ascents with unmade tracks which can be wet in winter