I had some free time in mid-September, so decided to go on what seemed like the most picturesque hike that was relatively close to home. I jumped on a train to Seaford – a town in East Sussex, and the start of a clifftop walk all the way to Eastbourne.
I picked a good day to go: the skies were clear, and the weather was glorious. Perfect for viewing the Seven Sisters – a series of chalk cliffs along the coast and the main attraction of the walk.
Here’s the route I took (recorded by my Garmin watch):
The walk is fairly strenuous – you’re more or less constantly going up and down steep hills as you walk alongside the cliffs, followed by a longer climb up the 162 metre-high Beachy Head.
I followed the directions outlined on the Saturday Walking Club website for the most part (there were a few minor diversions due to cliff erosion, and I stopped following the route on the approach to Eastbourne as I was on a narrow path that was somewhat overgrown and wasn’t giving me much fun).
Naturally, the hike was a good excuse to use my camera – here are a few snaps from the day: