War Down

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War Down
Farmland at Stroud from bridlepath up Lythe Hanger - geograph.org.uk - 324482.jpg
View across farmland at Stroud towards War Down and Butser Hill
Highest point
Elevation 244 m (801 ft) [1]>
Prominence 90 m (300 ft) [1]
Parent peak Butser Hill [1]
Listing sub-HuMP
Location Hampshire, England
Parent range South Downs
OS grid SU726198
Topo map OS Landranger 197; Explorer 120.

At 244 metres (801 ft), War Down is one of the highest hills in the county of Hampshire, England and the second highest summit in the Hampshire part of the South Downs. Just 1 kilometre to the northwest is the South Downs' highest point at Butser Hill (270 m).

Much of the hill is covered in mixed forest and there is a trig point at 244 metres. There is a forest track over the summit. It is located in the Queen Elizabeth Country Park.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Jackson, Mark. "More Relative Hills of Britain" (PDF). Relative Hills of Britain. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 Landranger series 197.

Coordinates: 50°58′23″N 0°58′03″W / 50.9730°N 0.9674°W / 50.9730; -0.9674