A hilly downland walk from East Dean, via Beachy Head and Eastbourne Seafront, returning inland over the Downs. Wonderful views along the coast and over Eastbourne on a clear day. Various options for lunch, including picnic on the promenade by the Wish Tower, the Stage Door inn, Urban Ground café bar at the Towner Gallery, plus several other local eateries. Possibility of pub stop at the end of the walk.
Accessible by public transport: Bus # 13X leaves from Brighton Sea Life Centre, Stop K at 09:28 (also from Brighton Station, Stop D at 9:15). Arrives East Dean at approximately 10:16. Leaders will be going directly to the starting point.
The walk will start outside the Hikers Rest, adjacent to the Tiger Inn, Village Green Lane, off Gilberts Drive, East Dean, East Sussex. Bus stop is only two minutes away. Car park is free. The walk will begin after the arrival of the # 13X bus from Brighton. Return buses run every 10-20 minutes (# 12 + 12A).
See our walks programme (https://www.ramblers.org.uk/go-walking/find-a-walk-or-route/walk-detail.aspx?walkID=3998314) and the announcement (http://bahr.org.uk/profiles/blogs/30s-50s-east-dean-beachy-head-and-eastbourne-wish-tower-circular?xg_source=activity) on the main BAHR website for more information.
We don't ask you to pay to join us on your first three walks. Afterwards, in order to continue walking with our group, you must become a paid-up member of the Ramblers. Click here (http://www.ramblers.org.uk/get-involved/become-a-member.aspx) to apply. The cost is very reasonable and there are also other benefits. Please then bring your membership card with you.
It is essential to RSVP if you are coming on this walk and have not yet joined the Ramblers (see above) and unRSVP if you are not coming.
Members of the Ramblers can attend any walk regardless of waitlists, but we would encourage you to RSVP. This is to give our volunteer walk leaders an idea of how many are attending and also to keep the numbers manageable.