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On a rainy day, we decided to explore one of the most iconic landmarks within the South Downs National Park.

The Seven Sisters are a wavy series of chalk cliffs. These monolithic peaks and dips are the remnants of dry valleys, which are gradually being eroded by the sea.

The ‘sisters’ or peaks (from left to right) are called Haven Brow, Short Brow, Rough Brow, Brass Point, Flagstaff Point, Flat Hill, Bailly’s Hill and Went Hill Brow.

This spectacular chalky landscape is set within the Seven Sisters Country Park. This park is made up of 280 hectares of chalk cliffs, meandering river valley and open chalk grassland.

It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, bird watching, cycling, canoeing and paddle boarding

Unfortunately for us, it kept raining all day and therefore the photos we took are pretty useless for this post.

So, we decided to use two stock photos just to show the splendour of the Sussex Heritage Coast.


From the Seven Sisters Visitor Centre a short 1,5-mile stretch along the South Downs Way will take you to the shingle beach where the mouth of the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel. From this point the views of the ‘sisters’ are astonishing.

One of the most iconic views include a row of coastguard cottages. To get to this perfect spot, just follow a 3,5-mile circular walk around Cuckmere Haven which will lead you through Cuckmere Valley.

Or make your way to Beachy Head via Birling Gap.

A stunning 8 miles circular walk takes in Birling Gap, Seven Sisters and Friston Forest. From Birling Gap you can follow the South Downs Way towards Beachy Head.

South Downs Way

The South Downs Way is a 100-mile (160km) long-distance off-road National Trail running the entire length of the South Downs National Park.

Providing spectacular views from its high ridges across a changing patchwork of fields, woods, rolling hills, wide river valleys and its Heritage Coast.

This route connects Winchester, the Saxon Capital of England, with the white cliffs of Eastbourne.

Cool Places to Explore: Beachy Head | Arundel Castle & Gardens.

Cool Places to Eat: Saltmarsh Farmhouse Café.