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76c – Old Harry Rocks to Swanage

We left Old Harry Rocks and turned south, walking along the clifftop path towards Ballard Down.  More chalk stacks can be found just to the south of Old Harry, known as The Pinnacles. The Pinnacles stand at Parson’s Barn, an … Continue reading

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71h – Southbourne

Southbourne marks the eastern boundary of a piece of promenade that stretches about 10 miles west in a large curve, all the way to Poole Harbour.  The entire stretch is home to numerous small terraces of beach huts. Beach huts.  … Continue reading

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70c – Hurst Castle to Milford on Sea

Hurst Spit was a bit of a shingly trudge, to be honest.  As we made our way along it I thought forward to Chesil Beach which waited for us some 40 miles and a few walks on.  It is about … Continue reading

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51a – Peacehaven to Telscombe

When we arrived back at Peacehaven for the start of today’s walk, we had a choice:  up or down.  “Up” would take us to the top of the cliffs and along a road which ran parallel with the cliff edge.  “Down” … Continue reading

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50e – Newhaven to Peacehaven

I knew very little about the path beyond Newhaven.  We had never visited here before and I did not know what to expect.  I had given the map a cursory glance before we left home, just to check that there … Continue reading

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49 – The Problem with Chalk and Flint

Whilst the rest of the Coastal Clan battled with a virus, I went back down to the south coast to meet Mark, our friend and Guest Walker.  We had been trying to get together to walk over Beachy Head and … Continue reading

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48f – Hope Gap to Seaford

We walked away from Hope Gap, up the ice age valley and onto the cliffs that would take us over to Seaford.  Ahead of us and slightly inland, we saw a strange looking structure.  What was it?  The map told … Continue reading

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48e – Exceat Bridge to Hope Gap

Once we crossed Exceat Bridge, we walked down the west bank of the Cuckmere River and back to the coast.  At the mouth of the river we passed the Coastguard Cottages.  In a field just behind them stands a lonely memorial.  It remembers an … Continue reading

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48c – The Seven Sisters Part II

The Seven Sisters are a series of cliffs of about 2 miles in length.  In terms of their span, they are small.  In terms of the full coastline of Britain, which is what we intend to walk, they amount to less than … Continue reading

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48b – The Seven Sisters Part I

It is sometimes said that the Seven Sisters got their name because the land used to be owned by seven sisters.  Michel Dene, the first valley when walking from east to west, has a monument which suggests otherwise.  Its plaque states that Michel … Continue reading

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