You may recall last Spring I posted about a day trip to Cliffs of Dover – well it is proof I like nature and hikes pre-COVID but being trapped in the flat all day makes me appreciate the fresh air even more! We recently drove two hours down from London to the Seven Sisters, miles of chalk cliffs on English Channel. When someone first asked me if these chalk cliffs were made of limestone I immediately said no but a quick google proved me wrong – the chalk is a very finely grained pure limestone.
I knew we wanted to do a big walk so I mapped out a route – we started at the Seven Sisters Car Park and walked along the Cuckmore River until we hit the beach. Then after taking a number of photos at Cuckmere Haven, the public beach , we began our hike up the cliffs. This took us past fields of sheep and we passed a number of tourist points, though they were no more than plaques, like Brass Point, The William Charles Campbell Monument, and Went Hill. After nearly two hours this brought us to National Trust Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters and the Belle Tout Lighthouse where we stopped and enjoyed a picnic lunch.. Then we walked a bit more to the Beachy Head Lighthouse before turning around and retracing our steps back to the car. All in this was a 10.67 mile adventure but I had not factored in the cliffs, we had 1,799 of elevation which made it quite a workout! Take a look:
If you are interested in visiting I would highly recommend it, thought it is a long day trip, depending on how long you like. Take a look at their official site for details on how to get there. and other key information to make sure you have the best trip possible!
Would you want to go to the Seven Sisters?