Sun, 16 May | London

The Long Man and the Seven Sisters

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The Long Man and the Seven Sisters

Time & Location

16 May, 09:00 BST
London, Station Approach Rd, London SE1 9SP, UK

About the Event

DETAILS : Join me on this proper hike with some of the most stunning views in England ! By now , you should have recovered from those months of inactivity and it is time to test yourselves on this 16 miles / 25 km journey that will make you sweat . We will begin in Polegate where we will visit the outstanding hills , home to the famous Long Man of Wilmington , one of the archeologic mysteries of Britain . This giant chalk figure could date back as early as the Bronze age or the Neolithic . We will then carry on through the hills , woods , nature reserves and villages of East Sussex while heading towards the sea that we will be able to see shining in the background . After we have reached the top of our last hill ,our efforts will be gifted with one of my personal favourite views in the country , the Cuckmere Meanders , a stunning valley where the river Cuckmere sneaks towards the sea , you could almost hear Vivaldi playing the four seasons while you are staring at this magical sight just before the apotheosis , o the most famous picture of the Seven Sisters cliffs . Our hike will terminate at Seaford where we will take the train back to London . This hike is one of the most varied as you will walk through a multitude of landscapes , countryside , woods , sea and riversides while we will be surrounded by history and nature along the way . Wildlife will also be part of the trip ,little egrets , rabbits and wading birds and who knows , we might even spot a barn owl towards the end of our trip as we will walk pass a few of the nest boxes that have been installed for their comfort . HIKE TECHNICAL NOTES: Distance:15 miles/25km Ascent: 1600 metres Difficulty: Challenging , a long but very enjoyable walk with a couple of steep hills , not recommended if you are a beginner Terrain: Mainly grass FEE £15 INCLUDED Guided hike TRAVEL - An off peak group return train trip from London Bridge to Polegate , we will save a third on the ticket price and will only pay for one way : about 25 ish pound . -A single train ticket from Seaford to Lewes that should cost 3 pound . ATTENTION - Be aware that the station might be changed the day before as you know ... London's transports ... From there we go together to buy our group train tickets for a nice discount We will buy an off peak group day return ticket to Polegate and a single off peak from Seaford to Lewes to save an extra 20 pound . We hope to be back in London by 9 or 10 pm, but this cannot be promised. We have 2 trains per hour to Polegate We will not be able to wait for people arriving past 9:05 to buy our train tickets so please be on time so that you can save 33 % on your ticket. WHAT TO BRING - Cash for travel - £15 in cash for the fee - Packed lunch and plenty of water - 20 - 30 pound in cash for the train tickets unless you prefer to buy it yourself - Hiking boots (preferably) - Waterproof jacket - Backpack, preferably with a waist belt - Hiking or gym clothes - Some cash just in case - Hiking poles if you wish (recommended but not a must) MEETING POINT: London Bridge station ATTENTION: 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 - If you arrive past the agreed time, you might have to buy a ticket at full price and we also might not be able to wait for you. It will be impossible to catch up with us after we leave the station. 3.- I will create a what's app group on the previous day so that we can find each other and exchange photos.

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