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Beachy Head & Eastbourne

 ----- SUNDAY 6 APRIL -------

(please note that the email originally said Saturday, but the bus only runs on a Sunday)

Join us for a trip out of London to walk along the top of the famous white chalk cliffs around Beachy Head, part of the South Downs.  One of the spectacular places in Britain, the 531 ft white chalk cliffs of Beachy Head, with its two lighthouses, offer a great opportunity for photographers.

 

We will be taking the train to Eastbourne, and then the bus up to Beachy Head, and walk along the cliffs to the Belle Tout lighthouse and then down to Birling Gap and then onto the first of the next set of white cliffs, the Seven Sisters.

We will then return by bus from Birling Gap to look at Eastbourne Pier built in 1863, before returning to London.

 

As this is England, be sure to wear weather proof clothing, and since we will be walking up and down the downs, you will need suitable footwear and be prepared to walk 3-4 miles.

We intend to catch the 9.43am train from London Victoria to Eastbourne, and return on the 18.44 or 19.44 train (or earlier if you want to).

Yopu will need to get yourself a rail ticket to Eastbourne (best online), and a day-bus ticket (which you can get on the bus). At present you can get a £15 daysave return from London Victoria to Eastbourne, and a day bus ticket for £7.

For the £15 day return, please book your rail ticket online with Southern Rail, making sure that you specify London Victoria and use the "Daysave" option. You can then pick up the tickets from the ticket dispensers.

More information to come shortly.


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  • Neil O.

    Thanks for a great day out. Looking forward to seeing what everyone came up with!

    April 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    A big thank you to Andrew for organising, it was nice to meet you all. Had a lovely day!

    April 7, 2014

  • Sara

    I felt like the meetup ended in a real cliffhanger and the entire day was chalk-full of excitement. It was nice to meet everyone. Can't wait to see how the pics turned out.

    1 · April 7, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    Thks everyone, given the challenging weather hopefully you managed to take some good photos. Please load them up to this page - but maximum of 5 only please

    April 6, 2014

  • Mark O.

    I found inspiration in every crack and crevice of the chalk ;-) Fantastic day. Thanks Andrew.

    April 6, 2014

  • Gabriel E.

    Day was good. From foggy to bright. Got some fresh air, exercise and even some nice photos. Good crowd

    April 6, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    We are at Eastbourne and going down to the pier 12.20 bus 13x

    April 6, 2014

  • David F.

    I'll be driving so will join you at Eastbourne station at 11:30

    April 6, 2014

    • Andrew M.

      David my number is[masked]

      April 6, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    Am on the train about 3 carriages from the front

    April 6, 2014

  • John

    Hi,

    Due to some personal matter's which have come up I am unable to attend. Was really looking forward to this, will there be another rescheduled date? Hope everyone has a great time.

    April 6, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    London Victoria: We are catching the 9.43 train

    We are meeting at Wetherspoon’s, which is above W H Smiths in the centre of the station

    Croydon:
    If you are joining the 9.43 Victoria train here, send me your mobile number and I will text where on the train we are

    The weather outlook is variable, so please make sure you have waterproof clothing – although it may give us different opportunities for photography

    April 5, 2014

    • Brian P.

      Hi Andrew, my mobile is 07879495014. Brian.

      April 5, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Brian, I'll give you a call when I get to East Croydon!

      April 6, 2014

  • Neil O.

    I'll be joining at clapham junction. This should give me an extra 15 mins in bed :-)

    April 5, 2014

    • Gabriel E.

      I'll also be at clap ham jn - just hoping that London overground does its bit.

      April 5, 2014

  • Mark O.

    Hi, late to the party. Very indecisive. Will catch up with all at East Croydon. See you in the morning. Mark

    April 5, 2014

  • Sara

    I look forward to meeting everyone tomorrow. Bringing rain gear since it never, ever rains when I am prepared for it.

    April 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am also joining at East Croydon. Let me know if the rest of the group is planning to be in any particular carriage for the journey to Eastbourne. Looking forward to a rainy and miserable day on the coast. :-)

    April 5, 2014

  • Brian P.

    I'll be joining the train at East Croydon as that's easier for me, so I'll find you all when I board.

    April 5, 2014

  • Dave E.

    I was looking forward to this trip.
    I've left the decision as late as possible but don't think I have recovered enough from the bug I've had this week to risk it.
    Have a good day.

    April 4, 2014

  • Will

    Looking forward seeing you all this Sunday Guys ;)

    April 2, 2014

  • Neil O.

    Last monh I spent a weekend taking pictures of the Seven Sister down the coast. Didn't make it as far as Beachy Head so this will be a great opportunity to finish my project :-)

    April 2, 2014

  • Adrian L.

    I forgot that this weekend is the start of 13x which I've used before when walking from cuckmere haven in that direction.

    I hope you all enjoy yourself this weekend and I hope the train ticket helps and on future excursions

    April 2, 2014

  • Gabriel E.

    very much looking forward to it - both the walk, photography and the company.

    April 1, 2014

  • Sophie W.

    Hi Catherine, the meet up is on the Sunday as the bus only runs on Sunday- sorry for the confusion!

    1 · March 31, 2014

  • Andrew M.

    Thks Adrian, we will be on the 13X bus which is included on th ecombined ticket if you can get it

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • Adrian L.

    Not been on here for few years but though I only fair to give you some advice especially as I've just done this walk this weekend in the opposite direction. You should be able to get a number 12 and I think 12x which goes from Eastbourne via east dean which is only about 1 to 1-1/2 miles from the Birling gap. there is a bus stop by the main road and a road which goes straight down to the Birling gap This is a standard bus service and runs staturday and I would assume Sunday. As for the train down there Southern do a specially ticket called "network downloader" which includes the bus as well needs to be booked before 12:00 am Thursday on line and you just print the ticket out and show it gate it cost £17.50 and can be used all day on the network to go anywhere and includes a number of bus as well

    http://www.southernrailwaytickets.com/ticketing_promotion.php?iTicketPromotionId=6

    2 · March 31, 2014

  • Catherine E.

    Hey, this one sounds fun, but I'm confused - is it on Saturday or Sunday? Both dates are given!

    March 31, 2014

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