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Butser Hill


Hampshire Map

OS Ref: SU 711 200

Last Visited: 2017

Butser Hill Hampshire

Butser Hill

At 271 metres (889 ft) high, Butser Hill is the highest point on the South Downs. It is also one of the most dramatic, surrounded on three sides by steep scarp faces with dramatic views.

Unfortunately it is bounded on the forth side by some very undramatic arable farmland, with only road walking available. This makes it difficult to to construct a walk of any length that doesn't involve some serious hill climbing.

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This 1½ mile (2.5 km) circular walk hugs the edge of the hill and, although it may be short, it more than makes up in quality what it lacks in quantity.