The South Downs Way
A teg is a sheep in the second year of its life by the way (otherwise known as a yearling, hogget, shearling or gimmer, depending on which part of the world you come from).
The way immediately in front of the entrance to the farm gets very sticky in winter after a period of wet weather so it's best to pick your way around the quagmire carefully.
At last the woodland disappears and the walker's reward is the wonderful view from Crown Tegleaze to the north east over Woolavington Down and beyond the the sandy heathland of Lavington and Graffham Commons towards Hampshire.
Even in poor weather the view from here is very uplifting, especially when you consider that in a few hundred strides you will be able to enjoy an equally far ranging view in the opposite direction - stretching eastwards towards Wolstenbury Hill, near the border with East Sussex.
The viewpoint isn't the highest part of the hill here. It's 236 metres, but the absolute top of the hill is in woodland a little to the south. This is 255 metres above sea level, making Crown Tegleaze the highest point on the South Downs in Sussex, slightly higher than the 248 metres boasted by Ditchling Beacon.
Crown Tegleaze used to be the highest point on the whole South Downs Way but lost this distinction when the Hampshire section was added to the Way - allowing mighty Butser to steal Tegleaze's Crown by a comfortable 15 metres.
There's an interesting signpost by the viewpoint marking the way to Roman Chichester, East Dean, Lavington and inscribed with all sorts of indecipherable initials. The signpost was put up by the Cowdray Hunt.
Places to visit close to the South Downs WayAmberley | Arundel | Ashington | Bepton | Bignor | Bramber | Bramber Castle | Burpham | Bury | Chanctonbury Ring | Charlton | Chilgrove | Clayton | Cocking | Compton | Cootham | Devil's Dyke | The Devil's Humps | Didling | Duncton | East Dean | East Harting | Edburton | Findon | Graffham | Harting Down | Heyshott | Houghton | Hurstpierpoint | North Marden | Parham House | Poynings | Pyecombe | Rackham | Singleton | Slindon | South Harting | South Stoke | Stedham | Steyning | Storrington | Torberry Hill | Treyford | Trotton | Truleigh Hill | Uppark | Up Marden | Upwaltham | Upper Beeding | Washington | West Dean
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