Looking along the eastern flank of Lodge Hill towards the village of Ditchling, St Margaret’s church spire is a prominent landmark through the dappled green of the spring tree growth. In the background the scarp of the South Downs can be seen, with the prominence of Ditchling Beacon and the road that climbs to near to the summit rimmed with trees. Many a cyclist has huffed and puffed up that hill, particularly on the London to Brighton Bicycle Ride.
When Amanda first visited Ditchling in the mid 1980s the Beacon Road was a single track road (without passing places) with occasional raised bumps in the roadway running across the line of the road. These were the remnants of the braking bumps put in place to reduce the risk of horses and carts running away out of control on the steep descent to the village. The road and its traffic have changed a great deal in the years since.
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