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48a – Birling Gap to The Seven Sisters

Catherine, verucca and all, felt a walk was within her today, so we set off back to Birling Gap.  Today we would be doing the Seven Sisters, something we had been looking forward to for a long time.  On the drive down … 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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47e – Beachy Head Part II

Beachy Head is very well known for its lighthouse.  Built at the base of the cliffs, fantastic views are to be had from various vantage points when walking high above it. At some points on the edges of the cliffs, fences … Continue reading

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47c – Eastbourne to Beachy Head

We left Eastbourne and began the climb up to Beachy Head. Half way up we were rather surprised to see a sports field, nestled in a valley between two hills.  It seemed irrational to have a sports pitch on top of a cliff.  If you … Continue reading

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47b – Eastbourne Part II

We walked along Eastbourne’s seafront and soon reached the “Wish Tower”.  This is in fact Martello Tower #73.  It has been unused for a decade or so and sits there prettily enough, but doing very little.  Local groups are trying to get … Continue reading

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47a – Eastbourne Part I

Our walk today started back at Eastbourne Pier.  Although we had visited the pier at the end of our last walk, we decided to wander up to its head again to get a view of today’s coastal path.  The  white cliffs … Continue reading

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46d – Sovereign Harbour to Eastbourne

We have seen many Martello Towers, coastal artillery forts, and other historical round structures on our travels.  Thus, when we left Sovereign Harbour and saw another interesting round structure up ahead, I wondered when this one had been built and … Continue reading

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46c – Sovereign Harbour

Sovereign Harbour proclaims itself as “northern Europe’s largest composite marina complex”.  It seems to me that most of these words are caveats of some form or another, carefully designed to frame a statement so that it is technically correct.  Still, it … Continue reading

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46a – Norman’s Bay to Pevensey Bay

We arrived back at Norman’s Bay and continued our journey west.  Martello Tower #55 had stood bathed in the warm glow of the setting sun last night.  Today it stood crisp and clean against the morning sky.  It had clearly … Continue reading

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45h – Bexhill-on-Sea to Norman’s Bay

We left Bexhill and entered one of its suburbs, Cooden.  Initially, we were on a concrete path, but that soon came to an end.  Just as we were crossing to the shingle, a cyclist rode up.  He reached the end … Continue reading

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