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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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47f – Beachy Head to Birling Gap

We left Beachy Head and started walking along the undulating cliffs, towards the Belle Tout Lighthouse and on to Birling Gap. We decided not to walk too close to the edge here.  The overhanging outcrops of rock looked just a … Continue reading

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37b – Dover to Samphire Hoe

We had observed our two minutes’ silence on Remembrance Sunday on the white cliffs of Dover.  The sirens from the harbour sounded again to mark its end, followed by the cannon behind us.  We picked up our bags and continued up the cliff.  The … Continue reading

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36c – Kingsdown to St Margarets at Cliffe

In my last post I described how four Apache helicopters had appeared out of nowhere, coming from the direction of France and flying right over our heads to disappear inland.  It was an incredible sight.  As they disappeared, we squinted into … Continue reading

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