The Seven Sisters for Easter - Seaford to Eastbourne
Time & Location
About the Event
WE ARE BACK!
Distance: Main walk 22 km (14 miles) Grading: Challenging Rating: 7/10 Ascent: 1600 metres Terrain: Mainly grass with some tarmac and some possible mud by a riverbank Pace: Fairly brisk (not an amble) Walking time: About 6 to 7 hours of actual walking "What the f*ck bruv!" Will be you at the end of the Seven Sisters, if you haven't hiked for a while. Then it dawns on you that you are only halfway, and the seven hills were not the only ones on the hike, and you will be crying to your mama. 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 the coastal town of Seaford. It then follows the cliffs along the South Downs way past Birling Gap and the Belle Tout lighthouse. The lighthouse was moved 17 metres in 1999 to stop it from falling victim to coastal erosion. Our walk also takes in the beauty spot of Beachy Head which has a more sinister side is a magnet for those wishing to commit suicide. MEETUP FEE: £15 cash on the day We will buy train tickets together as a group to save money, but you are free to buy your own or meet us at a different point. MEETING POINT: London Victoria Station by the ticket office at 09.15 am Planned return time to London of 8:30 pm, leaving Eastbourne at 19:00. We will stop during the walk for a snack so bring food and drink.
There is a small stretch where we have to cross a river, so be prepared to take off your shoes or come with waterproof boots.
WHAT TO BRING: • Around £22.50 for train tickets (group discount) preferably in cash • Appropriate walking clothes and footwear. • Waterproof jacket, trousers and footwear are recommended if there is a chance of rain. • Water. You can refill it halfway. • Light packed lunch/picnic • Money for drinks and refreshments
Any questions please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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 -We will create a WhatsApp group for the hike a couple of days before, please join using the link that will be posted.