Name:Littleton Down
Hill number:2911
Height:254.9m / 836ft
Parent (Ma):2909  Butser Hill
SMC/RHB Section:42: South-East England & the Isle of Wight
County/UA:West Sussex
Topographical area:ES06 Walbury-butser
Catchment:Minor Rivers only (South)
Class:Hump, Tump (200-299m), Submarilyn, Clem
Grid ref:SU 94124 14944
Summit feature:small ridge of earth
Col:105.7m  SU 8741 1667  
OS map sheet(s):(1:50k) 197
(1:25k) OL10 121
Observations:summit in trees
Survey:Leica NA730/Leica GS15
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Walked as part of a 6 mile loop with Joe and Tom, nice spot with memorial to crashed WW2 bomber.fnem04/02/2024
First of four hills on anti clockwise walk fron Duncton viewpoint car park. Took same route as others on paths and tracks to memorial and cairn, HP just in trees.PeterD15/11/2023
On day five South Downs Waynickywood101/10/2023
Parked at Duncton Viewpoint car park. Track through the wood not obvious, but spotted it from the road. Pleasant woodland track, then along the main path around the quarry edge, another woodland track going S, then around the field edge to the WWII monument. Summit just inside the wood.LizH15/08/2023
Cocking to Amberley. Revisit.Smudge19/03/2023
From the chapel to the south. A poignant reminder that so far in aviation the Hill has yet to lose a contest with an aircraft!tim74730/01/2023
With GFE during Maverick SDW 46km race. Lovely weather - tiring course.Fionalevey29/10/2022
A detour from a walk on the South Downs. Visited with Alma Aurea.meltdiceburg20/04/2022
Duncton Circuit (bagging Balavington Down, Farm Hill, Glatting Beacon and Littleton Down)PhilipChaston01/08/2021
Branched off the South Downs Way and headed through the woods. Summit is indeterminate but definitely claimed via the head height rule. Walked to Amberley via the Monarch's Way and only saw four other people in two hours - who says the South Downs are crowded? This was my final Hump in section 42.Richard19/06/2021
With Rosaleen. Rain off/rain on/rain off/rain on, all day. From Bignor Hill car park: Farm Hill, Barlavington Down, Littleton Downmazz15/05/2021
Parked at Duncton viewpoint. Followed paths around a quarry and through woods. A little bit of the South Downs way and byways through woods to the high point marked by flint cairn and memorial to crew of Lancaster that crashed during WWII. Beautiful sunny day before heading back to watch HRH Prince Philip's funeral.Buck17/04/2021
From the S. Parked behind well house in wide entrance of track leading up to church at SU 9429 1375 - Up bridleway to small ridge of earth that lies just inside wood & behind the flint cairn & RAF memorial. (S)gerrybowes14/04/2021
Enjoyed my time walking around these woodlands very much but the highest point was rather vague.Alex C22/09/2020
During South Downs Way East - Westtwg2720/09/2020
Detour from SDWlerritt21/08/2020
32km around Hesworth.atreides788721/06/2020
From Upwaltham church.PGCE12/05/2019
With K and Alison, parked on A road above Duncton, walked down to Seaford College, along to Graffham, then up to and along S Downs Way to track jcn 500m from summit and followed obvious path to not-so-obvious top.IanHHill26/03/2019
Approached from Duncton viewpoint following paths skirting quarry through woods on scarp slope. High point marked by flint cairn and adjacent memorial to crew of Lancaster that crashed during WWII killing all on board. Good views to Isle of Wight and east along the downs.Pete West15/01/2019
From the chapel to the south. Another hill with a memorial to the crew of a crashed plane. Utter carnage on British hills during the war it seems. Ventured into the wood but impossible to identify an obvious high point.Herbert Anchovy12/09/2018
Jenx and Bryher. Longish walk through woods to emerge at the top and views to the coast. Good parking point on A285, off road path then pleasant RoW to summit.nordicstar13/05/2018
With K from viewpoint carpark to NE. Most paths/tracks churned by vehicles and very muddy. In mist and rainAshley09/03/2018
Walked from the Eartham Wood Cp it is a great circular walk taking in the five tops Nore Hill, Glatting Beacon, Farm Hill, Barlavington Down & Littleton Downphilhythe28/10/2017
Arundel stn - Rewell Hill - Westburton Hill - Glatting Beacon - Farm Hill - Barlavington Down - Littleton Down - Court Hill - Levin Down - Singleton bus stopMark Jackson14/10/2017
Date estejjohnstone01/10/2017
10 ascents of the Downs over 7 hrs working our way along zig zagging up and down from Cocking car park to Grafham and back (no summmit today). With L and Betty the Jack Russell. Good amount of up training gearing up for Langdale OMM next month. nicely sheltered in the woods during heavy showers except for the last hour of torrential downpour and 40 mph winds . Strangely exhilarating as we ran through it. Meanwhile Hurricane Irma was battering Florida. .Chris Pearson10/09/2017
Very wet and dreary climb!MarkGD29/05/2017
Walk from Duncton on another hot Spring day following well-signed footpaths; with Rosalie.JOHNS09/04/2017
From church just as dawn was breaking. Partridges not happy about my presence! OS high point in field outside wood is clearly not right. Walked about inside the wood as others have.ijpowell28/10/2016
Pleasant walk from S via ChurchRobertP14/12/2015
2/5 Second of five on wet day (Reigat Hill/Littleton Downs/Bedham Hill/Kithurst Hill/Crowborough Hill)Fergalh12/12/2015
From viewpoint, easy stroll on good tracks.rhalstead18/10/2015
From SU 942 137 near the Church. Wandered around in the wood to convince myself I had visited the highest bit.summitsup17/04/2015
A pleasant climb from Upwaltham.Chris Peart28/06/2014
Parked at entrance of road leading to church.jimbloomer10/01/2014
Flattish top so walked around a bit near the memorial to a bomber from 617 Squadron (Dambusters).clivevilla08/10/2013
From Duncton Hill viewpointsqueegs05/05/2013
From viewpoint CP using path N of chalk pit. Good wander around the top.chrisbien24/04/2013
Walk up from Duncton Hill viewpoint car park via south side of quarry, back down north side of the quarry.Biffin22/04/2012
Motorised hill raid into SE England. Waymarked track from Littleton Farm most of the way. First cuckoo 0f '12.Eddie04/04/2012
A nice walk up from the southern side of the hill starting by the picturesque church.JohnStoneham26/02/2012
Parked on A285 at Upwaltham Barns. F.P.past old church (worth a visit). Picnic in Nov.sun near poignant memorial to bomber crew near summitDavid Rawden15/11/2011
Started from the viewpoint car park. Helped a couple locate a dog that had been missing for 24 hours. Top less exciting!Martin R22/08/2011
I too parked at the viewpoint on the A285 and walked up past quarry and fields before entering wood again. Top just before the end of the wood heading south. There is a great old tree just as path enters field.Father Ted03/09/2010
South Downs Challengepapagenos17/07/2010
Climbed on way home from Isle of Wight.Man of Kernow103/05/2010
From SSE good track. 1st top gently rounded and pleasant. 2nd part in woods. Covered in brambles even in February. Impossible to tell which is the higher point.destaylor09/02/2009
With Audrey Cameron and Ian Bentham on a Sunny and cool day with good views towards Portsmouth. Summit in woods, Parked car on verge NE of Upwaltham.Dugswell211/11/2007