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Seven Sisters and Friston Forest Circular Hike - Hike and Swim
Seven Sisters and Friston Forest Circular Hike - Hike and Swim

Sat, 01 Jul



Seven Sisters and Friston Forest Circular Hike - Hike and Swim

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Time & Location

01 Jul 2023, 09:00 – 21:00

Seaford, Seaford BN25, UK

About the Event


Main walk 12 km (8 miles)

Grading: Beginners= Hard / fit people= Easy

Ascent: 383 metres

Terrain: Mainly grass with some tarmac and some possible mud by a riverbank

Pace: Moderate Walking time: About 5 hours of actual walking

Come and join us for what is a popular and probably the most fabulous coastal walk in the South East of England, with breathtaking views of the striking and dramatic white cliffs and a good proportion of the trail is up high on the cliffs as they loom down over the sea beneath.

There are some iconic views on this walk, and we'll get some 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 coastal erosion has created an extra one.

Our walk starts in Birling Gap where we park our minibus.

From there we walk clockwise first via East Dean village with a quick stop to take pictures of Sherlock Holmes home where he retired and spent his last years :-)

Up a lovely incline, we enter Friston Forest via farmlands, oak, pine and birch trees for an immersing experience to fill our lungs with clean air and our ears with the beautiful sounds only nature can offer.

At the end of Friston Forest, we walk sharply down to Exceat for a quick toilet break and then follow the Cuckmere River to Cuckemre Haven where we meet the Sisters for our last but hardest part of our hike with sweeping views of the coast.

Before continuing with our hike, we will stop at the beach for a dip in the water. Bring shoes to wear in the water as the pebbles hurt your feet.

FEE £15


We will take a train from London to Eastbourne

Please join this WhatsApp group to communicate with your guide about this trip including travel arrangements:

If you come to this trip you are committed for the day as we cannot guarantee return time.

We will stop during the walk for a snack so bring food and drink if you want. We will do a stop also at the Birling Gap cafe, where you can buy more snacks or delicious local ice cream.


  • Appropriate walking clothes and footwear. Choose a light pair of shoes, but if rain is forecast, go for waterproof ones. Heavy hiking boots are overkill for this walk. A pair of trainers or similar will do.
  • A backpack for your things
  • A lot of water
  • Packed lunch and snacks


1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.

On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.

2 - The payment for this trip is non-refundable unless we cancel the trip.


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