Monday, October 21, 2013

Walking the Seven Sisters

Okay, let's go for another walk! This was the last strenuous walk I did on my trip sad to say.  So many plans, so many plans....get over it Laurie!  I am so grateful I felt healthy enough to do this walk as the evening of this walk is when I started feeling poorly.

This beautiful walk started at the Seven Sisters Country Park and went over seven chalk cliffs called The Seven Sisters ending up in Eastbourne. A walk of approximately 9.34 miles.  In October of 1997 I did the walk from Beachy Head to the Seven Sisters  and this time I reversed it and extended it as well.  I was accompanied by my friend my friend Claudia from Germany however to respect her privacy you won't see her except from the back or the distance. 

So here we go!!!   We took the bus to the Seven Sisters Country Park and started off on the path...the wrong path but oh well...we got to the top eventually...



Cuckmere River

Well you knew there had to be a sheep didn't you?

Pastoral view as we begin the walk

 First sister - we gave them all names and the names got uglier as the cliffs got higher...
Okay here we go up the second cliff...

Looking back (gasp - as in what beauty AND catching my breath!)

 Oh boy....
here comes a big one but Birling Gap is coming up - lunch time!!!
 
 Okay...here we go again...

Monty is too popped to pop!  

Lunch time with a view - there is a prawn and mayo sandwich with my name on it.

Down to the beach at Birling Gap  


And off we go again!!!  


Beachy Head!  This is sadly a popular suicide spot

Beachy Head lighthouse






Oh oh...no public bus to Eastbourne from Beachy Head except on Sundays...looks like we have to walk the rest of the way...

So after a cuppa off we go...

 We had some horrendously steep steps to go down - no photos taken then - my poor tired knees!  A big thanks to Claudia who helped me.  This was the easy bit.
Eastbourne in the distance

We weren't on the correct trail - we found that out later.

Eastbourne's famous carpet gardens...

And the pier...  


After completing the walk I said never again....I have done it twice both ways but after doing this post I think I will have to do it again someday!!!  It is a beauty.  

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