Starting in the village of Litlington, we follow the South Downs Way a stone's throw from the Cuckmere River to its mouth at Cuckmere Haven. We then climb the famous Seven Sisters, with views out over the English Channel and Beachy Head. Look out for the obelisk which commemerates the gifting of the cliffs to the National Trust.
We then descend into Birling Gap with its small beach and coastguard cottages perched precariously on the crumbling cliff top, some of which have already been claimed by the sea.
Finally we climb up again onto Beachy Head itself, past the Belle Tout lighthouse and on to the highest chalk clifftop in England where a well-deserved pint of real ale awaits at the Beachy Head Hotel, especially for those who have now completed the seven South Downs Sunday Walks, from Amberley in April to Beachy Head seven months later!
Although the bus driver will be familiar with the route and will walk with the group, the walk is not a guided walk. Walkers are responsible for their own navigation and welfare and are free to walk a different route if they choose. Although we will do our best to make sure everyone has a thoroughly good time, neither the bus driver nor The Big Lemon take any responsibility for the wellbeing of walkers whilst on the walk.
Finish: Beachy Head
Pub: Beachy Head Hotel
Departure Date & Time
Sunday 1 October 2017, 10.30am
What to Bring:
On the bus:
Adult: £10; Concessions: £9; Students: £6; Children: £5
Adult: £8; Concessions: £7; Students: £5; Children: £4
Family (up to 2 adults and 3 children): £16
Mates rates (up to four adults): £24
"A great way to spend a Sunday, fresh air, countryside, good company and a pub lunch"