While there are closer options such as Epping Forest or Richmond Park available, you will struggle to find a more beautiful choice than the Seven Sisters Cliffs walk. Like Atlas Obscura and get our latest and greatest stories in your Facebook feed. Sign up for our newsletter and enter to win the second edition of our book. The bus runs along the coast and the route is known as one of Britain’s scenic bus routes. With the ticket in your pocket, you can travel unlimited in all trains across England. That means if you click a link and make a purchase, we make a small commission at no extra cost to you. After my trip along the cliff edge I ended up on the beach where I could see the impressive cliff up close. It’s easier to cut this 13 mile/21 kilometre shorter if you start from Seaford (while also seeing the main highlights of the walk) so I, therefore, suggest starting the walk there. But I did chose to skip the walk to the Seaford Head Viewpoint as I probably wouldn’t be able to see the cliffs at such a great distance through the fog. Getting a good, clear view of Beachy Head Lighthouse is not easy (the best view is probably from on of the top rooms in Belle Tout). Along the route, you’ll get to enjoy beautiful views out towards the sea, as well as walk along grassland, see lighthouses and enjoy high views of Seaford and Eastbourne. Every weekday we compile our most wondrous stories and deliver them straight to you. At the entrance of the park you will find both a parking lot, a bus stop and a cozy cafe. There are wide, well-trodden paths everywhere and even non-seasoned walkers can easy do this. If you think you still have a bit of energy, then I suggest you keep walking to Beachy Head, walking past the famous Beachy Head Lighthouse. footage and photos show visitors dicing with death as they pose for photos. The walk was insanely beautiful. If taking the train from Seaford, simply head towards the beach, take a left and start walking towards the cliffs. It is not possible to buy the ticket once you are in England so remember to pre-order. The classic Seven Sisters hike is 22km, taking 7 – 8 hours to complete including breaks. The Green Cliffs of Dover? VisitBritain Shop is the official shop of the British Tourist Board, and has everything you need for a great trip to Britain, including travelcards, rail passes and tickets to a variety of attractions. Do take care to stay away from the edges (there are signs everywhere to remind you)! For full details of how we store and use your data see our. When booking the ticket I did have a bit of a predicament. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Offer available only in the U.S. (including Puerto Rico). This giant geoglyph of mysterious origins is now the site of neo-pagan rituals. Luckily for the Seven Sisters Cliffs, it this very process of erosion that has allowed them to retain their white pallor since similar cliff faces around the world have received increased protection which halts the erosion, they have begun to accumulate vegetation that is slowly mottling their color. Know Before You Go: Guidance for travel in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. If you take the train from London to Brighton and plan to travel around England by train for 3 days or more, you can benefit from buying a Britrail England Pass and save money and hassle. Click here to view the latest timetables and book tickets in advance. Every time I stood on top of a hill I was so tempted to see what was behind the next, and so I ended up climbing four out of seven sisters. If you want to go straight to the beach, as most people do, choose the beach trail. It remains operational until today as a guiding light for vessels! SELFIE-LOVING tourists have been warned to take care after shocking new photos show huge cracks opening at a 400-ft clifftop. The chalk cliffs are brittles and stonefall happens regularly. Soon after Beachy Head Lighthouse, Eastbourne comes into sight. If you haven’t brought a picknick, Birling Gap is your only option before Eastbourne to buy something to eat or drink! After completing all of the Seven Sisters, you once again descent to sea level. There are lots of options here for to get food and drinks and celebrate the completion of the Seven Sisters cliffs hike! The cliffs became a British national symbol during World War II, but the Seven Sisters are considered both whiter and more scenic than their cousins in Dover. You’ll be able to drive fairly close to the Seven Sisters Cliffs, take a short walk and see the highlights without doing a long hike. It is a popular place for a number of outdoor activities including walking, bird watching, cycling, canoeing and paddle boarding. If you end up doing the whole route, then you can take a direct train back from Eastbourne to London Victoria which also takes 1 hour and 30 minutes. The hills are also pretty steep so you definitely have to be reasonably fit to walk it. There is a parking lot right next to the entrance of the Seven Sisters Country Park. This mysterious chalk figure of a horse has been recreated and restored for more than a century. I completed the hike along the Seven Sister chalk cliffs for the first time in autumn 20 years ago, as part of a school trip to the UK. Is there any way to learn a bit more about your lightroom technique, or presets? I am planning to visit next weekend. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. It is possible to drive from London to the Seven Sisters, however, this isn’t ideal if doing the Seaford to Eastbourne Walk as it’s not a circular route. The road distance is 19.7 miles. From Gatwick Airport the drive takes app. A trip of 12 kilometers. Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Thank you for posting your stunning photographs along with your well-crafted written descriptions. So we found your post just in time. They’re the tallest chalk cliffs in England and one of the most spectacular coastlines in the whole of the UK. I really like your edits too. I actually really like that mysterious mood that fog brings to a photo. There is also a pub at Beachy Head if you feel now the time is right for a pint. You’ll be marching on over the Seven Sisters for a good 5 km, getting close views of each of the cliffs as well as more chalk cliffs beyond the Seven Sisters. Visitors have been urged to stay away from the edge as the cliff erodes and "huge holes" appear. The British Tourist Authority trading as VisitBritain will keep your details safe and secure and will never sell them to third parties.