Last Alteration: Sunday 07 April 2013

Sheepcote Valley

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50°49'58"-00°05'52" show decimal

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Sheepcote Valley
Wilson Avenue, Brighton

Formerly known as Sheepcote Rubbish Tip

The valley is the site of a former rubbish tip which existed since the early twentieth century. Due to the unstable nature of the decades of rubbish it has been left to nature.

How to get here:

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Road: A27 - Follow the A27 to between Brighton and Lewes. At Falmer, turn onto the B2123 towards Saltdean. When you reach the traffic lights at Woodingdean, turn right onto Warren Road and follow it until you reach the racecourse on your left. Turn left at the traffic lights into Wilson Avenue. +

Parking Details

There is a gravel layby next to the grassland near the racecourse and Warren Road.

 

Access: publicStatus: alteredValley

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th April 2007 by Chuck Foster

The War Games (1)
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Filmed: 24 Mar 1969
A desolate wasteland ...

 

Photo

Photograph taken: 16th April 2007 by Chuck Foster

The War Games (3)
Screen Shot
Filmed: 26 Mar 1969
The ambulance arrives back in the World War I Zone.

 

Additional Notes:

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Since being grassed over it is tricky to tell where filming might have taken place, so the two photos above are generic shots to give a feel for the overall area.

Other nearby locations:

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Brighton Beach (The Leisure Hive). Road (4 miles, 10m) : Head south on Wilson Avenue. Turn right at Bristol Gardens (B2118), then left onto Arundel Road (B2137), then right onto the A259 into Brighton centre. Parking Parking is tricky in town, there are car parks and meters!

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Telscombe Cliffs (The Trial of a Time Lord ("Mindwarp")). Road (4.3 miles, 11m) : Head south along Wilson Avenue. Turn left into Roedean Road at the traffic lights, and then at the end of the road, left at the roundabout onto the A259 towards Saltdean. Once there, access to the cliffs is on the right as you pass the lido. Parking The side roads provide free parking

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High Park Farm (The War Games). Road (7.3 miles, 15m) : Head north on Wilson Avenue and turn right onto Warren Road. When you reach the junction with the B2123 at Woodingdean, turn left and continue on to the A27. Join the A27 heading west (Brighton) and then continue until the Ditchling turnoff. Head north across the A27 and along Coldean Lane, then take the first left into Ditchling Road. Follow this along until you reach the farm, which will be on the right-hand side. Parking Limited, by farm gate.

Additional locations as the crow flies:

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Underhill Lane (bridlepath) (The War Games): 5.79 miles.

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St Mary's House and Gardens (Silver Nemesis): 9.88 miles.

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The Lane (The War Games): 11.70 miles.

General Details:

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The Brighton racecourse runs around the edge of the Sheepcote Valley.

Further links about the location:

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Friends of Sheepcote Valley

Related Stories

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The War Games [23-26 Mar 1969]: World War I battlefield

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