Seven Sisters Cliffs

UK natural wonder

Seven Sisters Cliffs are often confused with the White Cliffs of Dover, a series of iconic chalk cliffs covering the narrowest part of the English Channel. The White Cliffs located at the Port of Dover played an important role during World War II by deterring invaders.

The Seven Sisters Cliffs are particularly striking because they can erode naturally, revealing bright, white chalk surfaces, while the White Cliffs of Dover are impacted by the port (the second busiest one in England) and growing vegetation. As such, Seven Sisters Cliffs has been featured in place of their more famous counterpart in films, including Atonement and Robin Hood : Prince of Thieves.

Not surprisingly, the best way to experience Seven Sisters is on foot. While the 5-mile hike is a challenging one with steep hills (look closely at the photos for the people to get a sense of just how high the cliffs are). Needless to say, you will be rewarded with spectacular views throughout.

Parking for £4 / car is available at Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Center in Seaford (post code BN25 4AD). Towards the end of the route, there is a National Trust property at Birling Gap with toilet facilities. From there you can walk to the Crow Link Car Park and catch the #12 bus for £2 / person. The bus runs every 10 minutes back to the Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Center. Alternatively, you can continue hiking another 3.5 miles back to the Visitor Center.

Of course, if you were really inspired (and the weather cooperated), you could continue on the South Downs Way, a 100-mile walking trail that leads all the way to Winchester!

For more: Download the London via Surrey Book App


Post a Comment