22 July, 2020All Day
Distance 11 Miles / Short Walk Option 7 Miles
This is a beautiful walk, the basis of which featured in our first 1993 programme and is still a favourite, with forest, open downs and precipitous chalk cliffs. As the walk is not a closed circuit we board a bus in East Dean to start our walk at the Cuckmere Inn where the A259 crosses the Cuckmere River, so for those of you who qualify, don't forget your bus pass! We take a route heading north along the east bank of the river, where a quick swim might be in order, before leaving it to climb up through a winding valley and emerge on the top of the downs. We finish up by striding across closely cropped turf along the top of the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs to Birling Gap. There may be time for a swim stop before walking back to the pub for dinner.