The Cissbury Ring Trail

The Cissbury Ring digital trail invites visitors to unlock its history

A Walk into History

Back in August 2021 The South Downs National Park launched the Cissbury Ring Trail to help visitors understand the history of Cissbury Ring.

Visitors to Cissbury Ring will be able to enjoy a digital interpretation trail to help them explore and understand the landscape seen today.

The exciting project is helping reveal the hidden stories and bring the character of this fascinating site to life.
Thanks to funding from the South Downs National Park, the National Trust has worked in collaboration with Worthing Museum and local filmmakers to create the trail.
It will help visitors use local archaeological expertise to connect with the multi-layered history of the site shaped by 6.000 years of industry, defence, farming and ceremony.

The trail can be accessed using personal handheld devices including smartphones.
Visitors to Cissbury Ring can watch the films via the plaques located at various sites around the ring.
You need to use your smartphone at the physical plaque to connect via a QR Code / NFC.
Ten small plaques hidden around the hillfort will reveal a different piece of the landscape puzzle.

Discrete plaques around the hillfort each open a video guided by
@JSArchaeology & @JamesGABrown, on smartphone devices.

To give people a taste of what they might see at those plaques (from the National Trust as they host the films) use the button below.