Lancing town guide
Lancing, situated on the South Coast between Brighton and Worthing, is said to be the largest village in England. It lies on the western edge of the picturesque Ardur Valley. To the north are the chalk uplands of the South Downs, a beautiful area of countryside with many delightful villages and fine views down to the coast.
Of interest locally on the Downland is the Lancing Ring part of the important Sussex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it is designated as a Local Nature reserve. Originally consisting of a clump of Beech trees at the summit of the hill. the woodland has since spread a little and also contains a number of Ash trees. Many trees were lost or damaged in the ferocious gales of 1987.
The visitor with a hire car will be able to sample the delights of the many attractions near to Lancing. Apart from the Downs, the beaches at Worthing and Brighton offer much to entertain the family with smaller children, whilst Brighton offers excellent shopping and sightseeing.
Further afield it is not far to Portsmouth, one of the greatest bases of the Royal Navy and still home to HMS Victory, the flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson at Trafalgar.