TR: Severn Sisters to Beach Head

Discussion in 'General Fitness' started by sandy saunders, Aug 10, 2005.

  1. Unplanned day of work today, so took advantage of the good weather and
    ventured east to the South Downs of East Sussex. On the road by 05:45, just
    as the sun was rising, to enjoy the peace and quiet of a fresh morning's
    walk. Arrived at the car park at the western end of Friston Forest after a
    pleasant drive, and was on my way up to Seven Sisters Cliffs by 07:40. First
    time in this area, and brilliant views on such a cracking morning. Gentle
    up-and-down walk along the South Downs Way brought me to Beachy Head by
    10:00. Time for a coffee, sandwich and 20 minutes in the sun, then off
    inland on the route back. Started inland from near Belle Tout, working my
    way around west to Cornish Farm, then north up to East Dean. Followed a path
    up to the edge of Friston, then into Friston Forest, going west along to
    Westdean. A short walk over a hill took me back to the car park.

    Brilliant 13 mile walk with stunning cliff views.

    Slide show from along the route at web address below.

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    sandy saunders @ www.thewalkzone.co.uk
    email: saunders.sandy at ntlworld.com

    'Mountains or Mole Hills ... summiting still
    brings the same excitement'
     
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  2. Where was that 'sail-like' sculpture near Birling Gap? We didn't see
    anything like that there at the end of June ;)
    Graham
     
  3. > nice one Sandy.
    > Take a look at: http://www.pbase.com/gghigray/sdw_03_05
    > Not finished or captioned yet


    Where were you camping Graham? I noticed a sign for, I think, Foxhole
    campsite as I was starting up to the Seven Sisters.

    Interestingly, just as I was turning left on the final section of cliff up
    to Seven Sisters, there was a couple of guys bivaucing close to some gorse
    bushes just over the fence on the right. Must have had a good party, as
    there was a few empty Carlsberg 'tinnies'. Nice spot though.

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    sandy saunders @ www.thewalkzone.co.uk
    email: saunders.sandy at ntlworld.com

    'Mountains or Mole Hills ... summiting still
    brings the same excitement'
     
  4. "graham blamey" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Where was that 'sail-like' sculpture near Birling Gap? We didn't see
    > anything like that there at the end of June ;)


    It was a couple of 'bumps' before Birling Gap, on the way up to Beachy Head.
    Its made of branches and secured to the ground by a couple of wire guy
    ropes. The landward side 'sail' looks like its being rubbed up against by
    cows, so not sure how long it will last. There wasn't any plaque or notice
    either giving details as to what it is symbolising. Different though!

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    sandy saunders @ www.thewalkzone.co.uk
    email: saunders.sandy at ntlworld.com

    'Mountains or Mole Hills ... summiting still
    brings the same excitement'
     
  5. First night we were at Ash farm at jevington (left the car there) then
    from there to B/head-7 Sisters-Birling gap-Cuckmere haven-and camped at
    Foxhole campsite (really nice simple campsite, no vehicle access so
    families portage their stuff in from the car park at the visitor centre)
    the next day through Friston forest to Alfriston and on round Wilmington
    hill back to Jevington. Makes a nice couple of days
    graham

    "sandy saunders" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > > nice one Sandy.
    > > Take a look at: http://www.pbase.com/gghigray/sdw_03_05
    > > Not finished or captioned yet

    >
    > Where were you camping Graham? I noticed a sign for, I think, Foxhole
    > campsite as I was starting up to the Seven Sisters.
    >
    > Interestingly, just as I was turning left on the final section of

    cliff up
    > to Seven Sisters, there was a couple of guys bivaucing close to some

    gorse
    > bushes just over the fence on the right. Must have had a good party,

    as
    > there was a few empty Carlsberg 'tinnies'. Nice spot though.
    >
    > --
    > sandy saunders @ www.thewalkzone.co.uk
    > email: saunders.sandy at ntlworld.com
    >
    > 'Mountains or Mole Hills ... summiting still
    > brings the same excitement'
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
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