BSumC 2019: The Seven Sisters and Friston Forest Walk

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BIG Summer Camp 2019
Aug 25
2019

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The walk will be hilly but at a relaxed pace.

This is one of the events organised as part of BIG Summer Camp 2019. 

Tick one walk off your ‘bucket-list’ and join Chris and your ODL Summer Camp buddies on what is perhaps the most iconic walk in the South, the South Downs Way over the Seven Sisters. This rugged (rather hilly) stretch of stunning chalk cliffs between Cuckmere Haven and Birling Gap offers amazing views out in the Channel and is a nesting site for a range of sea birds.

Starting from Alfriston, our route will follow the Cuckmere River and take us through the Seven Sisters Country Park, across the cliffs themselves to Birling Gap. From there we will make our way back inland, crossing back through Friston Forrest to Alfriston.

The walk distance is a about 10 miles / 17km and will take about 6 hours. As you may have guessed, there’s quite a bit of elevation (up and down) with each of ‘The Sisters’ being about a 60m climb. Whilst it is quite a strenuous walk, we will take our time and keep to a relaxed pace for the group to enjoy.

 

Seven Sisters and Beachy Head Lighthouse
ODL group in field
Seven Sisters Cliffs
ODL Walk
Seven Sisters and Beachy Head Lighthouse
ODL group in field
Seven Sisters Cliffs
ODL Walk

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