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Hope Gap and Cuckmere Haven

25 September, 2019 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Route: Gravel tracks or open grassland. Some steep sections including two stiles.

Gradient: A descent and ascent of a valley with moderate inclines on loose gravel and grass.

Surface: Unbound gravel in some parts.

Join the National Park Ranger to learn about the South Downs National Park landscape, history and biodiversity. Discover iconic views of the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs and search for birds of water and land on this short route from Seaford Head down to Cuckmere Haven and back. This is a popular area for bird watchers where a wide variety of birds can be seen both on land and sea. The habitat of downland and scrub plus views over the river and coastal habitat of the River Cuckmere where it meets the sea provides great opportunities for seeing birds. It can be especially interesting in spring and autumn when it is an important route for migrating birds.

Approximate Distance: 3 miles

Starting Point: South Hill Barn Car Park, Seaford, BN25 4JS

Finishing Point: Same as starting point

Walk Grading: Moderate – Up to 5 miles and may have stretches of steep ascent/descent

Maximum number of walkers: 18

Parking is free at the starting point

By Rail: The nearest station to Seaford (2 miles) on the Lewes to Seaford line and trains operate every 30 mins at weekends and every 15 mins on weekdays. Visit nationalrail.com/uk

By Bus: Brighton & Hove bus number 12/13 travels from Brighton to Eastbourne along the coast and stops in Seaford. Alight at Chyngton Lane bus stop on the A259, turn down Chyngton Lane and follow the path to South Hill Barn (0.8 miles) Visit travelinesoutheast.org.uk/se to plan your journey.

There is no cafe on route

Not suitable for Wheelchair users

Not suitable for Pushchairs

Dogs are allowed on leads

Family Friendly

There are no toilet facilities on this walk

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South Hill Barn

South Hill Barn
Seaford, East Sussex BN25 4JS United Kingdom
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