Blackdown stands at a height of 280 m (919 ft) and is the highest point in the county of West Sussex. It is also the highest point in the South Downs National Park. The hill has a strong literary connection with the Victorian poet Alfred Tennyson and is currently owned by the National Trust.
When it comes to terrain, the area is covered in pine and heather. A route to the summit can be made from a small car park off Fernden Lane, located to the southeast of the hill. In November 1967, tragedy struck in the area. An aeroplane, flying from Malaga to Heathrow and owned by the Spanish airline Iberian Airlines, crashed close by. All 37 passengers on board died – including June Thorburn, a popular English Actress at the time.
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