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Park in the large National Trust North Down car park, preferably towards the far end.

  1. Go through the gate at the far end of the car park.

    Lat:50° 38' 23.9'' N(50.639961°)
    Long:2° 20' 23.5'' W(-2.339851°)
    OSSY 76064 82309
    w3w: ///fencing.flaked.laugh
  2. From the top of the hill, you can see most of the walk laid out in front of you.

    Lat:50° 38' 20.4'' N(50.638995°)
    Long:2° 20' 16'' W(-2.337771°)
    OSSY 76211 82201
    w3w: ///private.upwardly.udder
  3. Where the road bends to the right, go through the gate and follow the track up the hill. Note: Our route back is over the stile to the right of the gate.

    Lat:50° 38' 12.3'' N(50.636751°)
    Long:2° 20' 4.8'' W(-2.334655°)
    OSSY 76430 81950
    w3w: ///coconut.powers.disprove
  4. Keep on up the hill past Sea Barn.

    Lat:50° 38' 9.5'' N(50.635973°)
    Long:2° 19' 56.7'' W(-2.332428°)
    OSSY 76587 81863
    w3w: ///thinking.liquid.rise
  5. At the top of the hill, follow the track round to the right and through the gate.

    Lat:50° 38' 0.6'' N(50.633494°)
    Long:2° 19' 25'' W(-2.323625°)
    OSSY 77208 81584
    w3w: ///legroom.eaten.relations
  6. Ignore the private track on your right and carry on along the top of the ridge.

    Lat:50° 37' 57.1'' N(50.632534°)
    Long:2° 19' 23.3'' W(-2.32313°)
    OSSY 77243 81477
    w3w: ///dine.clever.prune
  7. Go through the right-hand gate and on to Chaldon Down open access land. Head across the field until you see the top of the beacon.

    Lat:50° 37' 43.1'' N(50.628631°)
    Long:2° 18' 44.6'' W(-2.312398°)
    OSSY 78000 81040
    w3w: ///panels.intelligible.acquaint
  8. Go through the gate to the right of the beacon.

    Lat:50° 37' 40.2'' N(50.627846°)
    Long:2° 18' 40'' W(-2.311112°)
    OSSY 78091 80953
    w3w: ///clearly.surpasses.notice
  9. You may want to take a short detour to examine the beacon in more detail. If not, turn right along the coastal path.

    Lat:50° 37' 38.7'' N(50.627422°)
    Long:2° 18' 34.2'' W(-2.30951°)
    OSSY 78204 80905
    w3w: ///thinkers.thrilled.amphibian
  10. The views from White Nothe are splendid and it is well worth detouring over the causeway across the ditch surrounding the headland.

    Lat:50° 37' 39.4'' N(50.62762°)
    Long:2° 19' 22.6'' W(-2.322957°)
    OSSY 77253 80931
    w3w: ///reputable.settled.spark
  11. The Jeremy Willson Memorial Bench is a very welcome resting place with magnificent views.

    Lat:50° 37' 35.2'' N(50.626457°)
    Long:2° 19' 19.1'' W(-2.321966°)
    OSSY 77322 80801
    w3w: ///secretly.appealing.testy
  12. The World War 2 look out is not a thing of beauty, but is watertight if you get caught in a hail shower as I did.

    Lat:50° 37' 36.5'' N(50.62681°)
    Long:2° 19' 23.4'' W(-2.323157°)
    OSSY 77238 80841
    w3w: ///theory.darts.kinks
  13. Retrace your steps and head round the left-hand side of the cottages.

    Lat:50° 37' 40'' N(50.627787°)
    Long:2° 19' 24.4'' W(-2.323452°)
    OSSY 77218 80950
    w3w: ///lion.meaty.skip
  14. Keep along the coastal path.

    Lat:50° 37' 40'' N(50.627787°)
    Long:2° 19' 24.4'' W(-2.323452°)
    OSSY 77218 80950
    w3w: ///lion.meaty.skip
  15. Go through the gate and take the faint path off to the right, not the one heading down the hill.

    Lat:50° 37' 59.6'' N(50.633236°)
    Long:2° 19' 55.1'' W(-2.331968°)
    OSSY 76618 81558
    w3w: ///saucepan.speeded.medium
  16. Head round the back of the house and across to the stile in the corner. The path becomes very indistinct here.

    Lat:50° 38' 7.2'' N(50.635335°)
    Long:2° 19' 59.5'' W(-2.333206°)
    OSSY 76532 81792
    w3w: ///grant.beginning.fetching
  17. Go over the stile and retrace your steps to the car park.

    Lat:50° 38' 11.1'' N(50.636418°)
    Long:2° 20' 3.6'' W(-2.334338°)
    OSSY 76452 81913
    w3w: ///treble.moped.evolution