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Sussex Uni Boundary Walk - The Snowman - OK0468
Walk around the University of Sussex
Owner: jamesa60
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Altitude: 108 m. ASL.
 Region: United Kingdom (UK) > Surrey, East and West Sussex
Cache type: Traditional
Size: Micro
Status: Ready for Search
Date hidden: 18-06-2018
Date created: 18-06-2018
Date published: 18-06-2018
Last modification: 07-07-2019
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Description EN

The Snowman

Although it's not quite linked to the University at all, a short film called 'The Snowman' features some local landmarks.
The Snowman is a short film based on a book of the same name written by Raymond Briggs. In the film, a boy makes a snowman on Christmas Eve after heavy snow fall. At midnight the snowman comes to life. The boy invites the snowman into his house and they play around with toys, clothing, and appliances. Afterwards, the snowman begins to fly with the boy and takes him to the north pole. During this part of the film, the song ‘Walking in the air’ is sung. At the north pole, the boy is taken to see Father Christmas who gives him a gift and shows him the reindeer.
During the flight they go over various real-life landmarks, some of which are in Brighton. The local landmarks are the Royal Pavilion, the West Pier, and the South Downs. The Snowman

The walk and caches

This walk is about 2.5 miles (4 km) with 11 traditional caches. There are also some other caches on route and nearby. The route will take you on a walk around the South Downs National Park on the border of the University. The terrain is varied with some steep climbs, uneven surfaces, and gates.
A wide variety of wildlife can be found on the walk including deer, birds of prey, badgers, rabbits, and plenty of other birds.
More information about the route can be found on the boundary walk leaflet.
The description for each geocache contains some information about what can be seen from the cache and the surrounding area.

Getting here

There is plenty of parking on the campus. This costs £2.50 for two hours. Charges apply Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 18:00. Parking is free outside these times. The car parks are usually full on weekdays, so please try to visit on the weekend. If you do visit on a weekday, car park 9 is usually the emptiest. Avoid parking here on football match days, as some/most of the car parks are reserved for the home fans.
There is also free parking at Stanmer Park.

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