Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters
East Dean
near Eastbourne
East Sussex
BN20 0AB
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/birling-gap-and-the-seven-sisters/

E-mail

birlinggap@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

01323 423197

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Birling Gap and Crowlink, near Eastbourne in East Sussex, are part of the world famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, one of the longest stretches of undeveloped coastline on the south coast.

One minute you can be walking on ancient downland, the next you could be rockpooling below towering cliffs of chalk. Spectacular, unspoilt views of the sea can be seen from all angles.

Birling Gap provides a point of entry for delightful walks and you can find our café, shop and visitor centre here on the cliff top. The beach below is ideal for seaside picnics with its rock pools and areas of pebbles and sand. It is a great example of a marine nature reserve.

The wild forces of the sea create unusual chalk platforms and huge heaps of gleaming white chalk as the cliffs erode at up to one metre a year. For a more secluded walk venture inland at Birling Gap or Crowlink. With over 500 acres of open chalk grassland the area is rich with butterflies and downland flowers. Nearby sites of archaeological interest, like Belle Tout neolithic enclosure, have much to tempt families further along the coast.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre, Garden, parklands or rural site

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photograph of brambles

Bramble-berry Ramble

  • 20 September 2014 10am-12pm

A circular 2 mile walk in the Cuckmere Valley on the hunt for blackberries returning to Alfriston Clergy House for tea and scones.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

Starfish

Remarkable Rookpools

  • 21 September 2014 3-5pm

Explore the beach at low tide and see if you can find all the weird and wonderful creatures who live here. Whether it's colourful starfish, tiny crabs, stuck-fast limpets or even some jellyfish - you could discover a whole new world out there

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

View from Ditchling Beacon

Over the Hill - A Walk from Ditchling Beacon

  • 5 October 2014 10am-1pm

There are stunning views of the South Downs and weald at the start then we plunge into the colourful woodland above Lewes at Blackcap.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£3.00 per person

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/visit/whats-on/

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