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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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50d – Leaving Newhaven

The Coastal Path leading west out of Newhaven takes you up and over the cliffs, via Castle Hill.  Before we started the climb towards our exit from the town, we wanted to explore the western breakwater, underneath the cliffs.  We … Continue reading

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50a – Seaford

It was with delighted astonishment that the sun tried to break through the clouds for our walk today.  It made us realise how many walks we have done this year with a blanket of white cloud above us.  We parked … 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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48d – The Seven Sisters to Exceat Bridge

As we came over the last of the Seven Sisters, Haven Brow, Cuckmere Haven opened up before us.  It looked on the map as though we would have to walk a mile or so inland in order to cross the Cuckmere River.  … 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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