The public are advised to be wary that Adders are active on parts of Lancing Ring, there is no cause for alarm but be aware when allowing pets or small children to run loose.
These shy creatures are more afraid of you than you are of them.
Yesterday 19/04/11 my friend and I went for a lovely picnic with our children right in the middle of lancing ring chalk pit area. Hot sunny spring day – when exploring with the children (all under 5) we found an adder which was only a few feet away from us – i think it must have been sunbathing and then we were walking past and it slithered away into the bushes. Was interesting to see but a bit worrying as one of the children could have easily stepped on it as it was that close to us!