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Seven Sisters

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  • Dan Hobson

    This section of trail takes you along the magnificent white cliffs of the Seven Sisters. You are rewarded with breathtaking views out to sea, over the impressive chalk cliffs and onto the beaches below. Take care, it can get very windy on the cliff edges.

    • April 9, 2019

  • Heinz

    As the Seven Sisters, the cliff coast, which is located between Eastbourne and Seaford, is called. They are the most impressive cliffs of the South Downs in Sussex in the south of England. The Seven Sisters is a chain of consecutive chalk cliffs of the coastline. Since there are eight peaks and seven valleys, it is debatable whether the name refers to the crests or the valleys. According to an exhibition in the visitor center of the National Trust at Birling Gap, the name Seven Sisters was created around 1600. Only then has the continuous erosion formed another cliff, the eighth sister. The historical name has been preserved.

    From west to east, beginning to the east of Cuckmere Haven, they bear the following names, with the valleys in between also bearing individual designations. In the list, the cliffs are highlighted in bold:

    Haven Brow
    Short Bottom
    Short Brow
    Limekiln Bottom
    Rough Brow
    Rough bottom
    Brass point
    Gap Bottom
    Flagstaff Point (passing in the Flagstaff Brow)
    Flagstaff Bottom
    Flat Hill
    Flathill Bottom
    Baily's Hill
    Michel Dean
    Went Hill Brow
    East of the last rock is the village of Birling Gap, which is severely threatened by erosion. Here you can access the beach via a staircase. Behind it there is the already dismantled lighthouse Belle Tout and then the highest chalk cliffs in the UK, the Beachy Head, below which stands a lighthouse.

    Source: Wikipedia de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_Sisters_(Sussex)

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    • February 20, 2016

  • Annika Richter

    At the starting point of this hike there is a wonderful view of the Seven Sisters. The rest of the track as well is also very beautiful.

    • May 2, 2018

  • Dr.McCoy

    No matter how the weather should be. It is worth it .. Incidentally, seven sisters are already in such a movie to see.😏

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    • June 1, 2019

  • LK

    Nice sea views and cliffs with plenty of ups-and-downs between them. On sunny days it can be very busy and hikers looking for a quiet nature walk might want to come back when the weather is less inviting to enjoy this segment at its fullest.

    • April 20, 2019

  • Liz Seabrook

    A note to those doing the South Downs Way; you need to mentally prepare yourself for the Seven Sisters! The last stretch of the walk and a proper rollercoaster of sharp ups and downs.

    • July 22, 2020

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Location: East Dean And Friston, Wealden, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

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  • Distance1.66 mi
  • Uphill175 ft
  • Downhill100 ft

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