Set on the banks of the picturesque River Cuckmere and surrounded by the South Downs National Park, Alfriston offers a myriad of great options for the intrepid hiker. Walks around Alfriston take you amongstspectacular coastal scenery, to tranquil riversides, mysterious historical artefacts and idyllic national treasures.
Follow the meandering Cuckmere to its source and surround yourself with the impressive scenery at Seven Sisters and Beachy Head, Britain’s highest and most spectacular chalk sea cliffs. Some of the best hikes around Alfriston explore this rugged coastline, one of the most precious landscapes in the UK. Breathtaking sea views await from the cliff top trails, whilst miles of tranquil coastal strolls explore the lighthouses and rock pools below.Alternatively, stay inland and explore the green, rolling hills of the surrounding countryside. The 235 feet (72 m) mysterious figure of the Long Man of Wilmington, made from painted breezeblocks in the 17th century and built into the hillside, is a beguiling place to explore.
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