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The Chalk Cliffs of Sussex - Seven Sisters coastal hike 13 miles (21km) DAY HIKE

  • Jan 25, 2014 · 9:15 AM
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£20 including train tickets from London Victoria

 

Come and join us for what is our most popular and probably the greatest coastal walk in the South East of England, with breath taking views of the striking and dramatic white cliffs and a good proportion of the walk is up high on the cliffs as they loom down over the sea beneath. We're off to Sussex to walk the classic Seven Sisters walk from Seaford to Eastbourne"


Walk Description - further details

There are some iconic views on this walk and we'll get some great fresh sea air high up on the cliffs. The Seven Sisters are a series of white chalk cliffs and are set within the Seven Sisters Country Park. They are remnants of dry valleys in the South Downs and were formed at the end of the last ice age by glacial meltwater. There are in fact now eight sisters as an extra one has been created by coastal erosion

Our walk starts in the coastal town of Seaford which is home to a Martello Tower from 1810 which formed part of a string of 74 towers to defend against French invasion in Napoleonic times. It then follows the cliffs along the South Downs way past Birling Gap and the Belle Tout lighthouse. The lighthouse was actually moved 17 metres in 1999 to stop it falling victim to coastal erosion. Our walk shall then take us on to the beauty spot of Beachy Head which has a more sinister side being a magnet for those wishing to commit suicide, before we head from here to Eastbourne for some refreshments in a delightful pub

 

Transport and Meeting Point

We'll meet at Victoria station from 9:15am and leave the meeting point at 9:35 for the 9:47 train

We'll meet between WHSmith (no 34) and the stall called Breadbox (no 29) - both of which can be seen on the map here of our meeting point: http://goo.gl/e2nmp

Planed return time to London of 7:28pm (we have a group train ticket and you are committed for the day until then)

 

Lunch and after hike drinks

We will stop during the walk for a snack lunch so please bring food and drink. We will visit a pub after the walk where we can get refreshments.

 

Distance, Difficulty, Terrain and Elevation plot

Distance: 13 miles (21 kms)
Grading: Challenging >click here for details<
Rating: 8/10
Ascent: 940 metres
Terrain: Mainly grass with some tarmac and some possible mud by river bank
Pace: Fairly brisk (not an amble)
Walking time: About 5.5 to 6 hours of actual walking

Elevation plot of actual hike: (>click here for larger version<):

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

The trip is £20.00 per person which includes the guided hike and return train travel from London Victoria

 

What to Bring

Appropriate walking clothes and footwear (ideally hiking boots) >click here<

Water (at least 1 and ideally 2 litres)

Packed lunch/picnic

Money for drinks and refreshments after the walk

That's it! We will take care of train tickets, logistics on the day etc, so that you can just turn up and have a great day :-)

 

Safety and Terms and Conditions

Your safety is very important to us and this walk is led by a trained Walk Group Leader (MTE) and qualified Outdoor Activity First Aider with extensive hike leading experience. A First Aid kit is carried and the walk is well known to the walk leader.

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  • Venkat

    Nothing short of awesome. Thanks Graham!

    January 28, 2014

  • Matt F.

    Rather a fine day all round, I thought, despite my appalling jokes.

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brilliant

    1 · January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome hike. Thank you Graham, and thank you all!

    January 26, 2014

  • Celine

    great, well organised hike. thanks Graham

    January 26, 2014

  • Eylem

    It was such an enjoyable day! Very well organised, friendly and informative, thanks Graham.

    January 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent hike. Thanks so much for organizing such a fun day trip, Graham!

    January 26, 2014

  • Olga

    Thank you, Graham!! Great hike!! :-)

    January 25, 2014

  • Graham

    Very lucky weather despite the predicted rain and my favourite day hike from London. Thanks so much for joining us everyone and hope to see you on another trip soon!

    1 · January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved it .....thanks Graham.....and every1 from the group

    January 25, 2014

  • Rishi K.

    Had a lovely day out. Thank you Graham.

    January 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent fun and very well organised

    January 25, 2014

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