Eastbourne to Seven Sisters

Submitted by Timwoods on 14 November 2007
OS Explorer Map: 123 - Eastbourne & Beachy Head
 
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A linear, full-day coast walk in national park South Downs (England) starting at Eastbourne, East Sussex, about 14km (roughly 9 miles) long and unsuitable for families with children, prams/pushchairs, wheelchairs.
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This walk takes in the South Coast favourites of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters. Most people take the bus straight to Beachy Head, but it's worth carrying on to Eastbourne and enjoying a walk along the promenade before you tackle Beachy Head.
Start: Eastbourne, OS Grid: TV609991
End: Exceat, OS Grid: TV519995
Elevation Profile (x: waypoint number, y: metres)
Gain (+/- 10%): 321m (1056ft)
Total (+/- 10%): 654m (2146ft)
Loss (+/- 10%): 332m (1090ft)
Max. Elevation: 150m (492ft)

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OS Grid: TV615986
Head for the seafront and enjoy the delights of a traditional English seaside town.
About 5 km (roughly 3 miles) from 1 OS Grid: TV581953
From the seafront, take the path up to Beachy Head. A bit of a climb, but the views are fantastic!
About 3 km (roughly 2 miles) from 2 OS Grid: TV552962
Follow the well-trodden path along the cliff top, heading west towards Birling Gap. Keep an eye out for the lighthouse!
About 4 km (roughly 3 miles) from 3 OS Grid: TV520990
Continue along the cliff to Cuckmere Haven, also known as the Seven Sisters country park. The best route is to follow the cliff right to the river and take the riverside path to the visitor centre. This is where the buses stop, and there is a nice tea rooms while you wait.
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