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    Seaford To Eastbourne

    Saturday 27th July

    Distance 11-13 miles, Linear Grade Moderate Start Time 10:50 Host Ellie P Start Location BN25 2AR

    Meeting point: Seaford Station

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Enjoy a walk along the coast with a difference! Meet at Seaford Station (train arrives at 10.46), we will walk over Seaford Head and if the tide is out, we will wade across the Cuckmere River (you might want to bring a pair of sandals as it's a bit stony). If this is not possible then we'll walk around, which adds on about 2 miles. After this we'll climb the Seven Sisters to Birling Gap and then its over Beachy Head into Eastbourne (via the seafront), from where we will return to Seaford by bus. There are refreshment options at Birling Gap, Belle Tout Lighthouse, Eastbourne and Seaford. No pub stop, bring packed lunch.

Our walk gradings

  • E


    Easy Walks are for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty, a specific health problem or is seriously unfit. Suitable for pushchairs if they can be lifted over occasional obstructions. Comfortable shoes or trainers can be worn.

  • L


    Leisurely Walks are for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience. May include unsurfaced rural paths.

  • M


    Moderate Walks are for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness. May include some steep paths and open country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are highly recommended.

  • S


    Strenuous Walks are for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level. May include hills and rought country, and may be at a brisk pace. Walking boots and warm waterproof clothing are essential. People in doubt about their fitness are advised to contact the walk leader in advance.

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About our walks

Non-members are welcome to join us for 3 "trial" walks before deciding to join us. You don't need to book in advance - just turn up on the day.

All our walks are graded to give you an idea of what each one will be like. If you're unsure of your fitness level, try a short, easy walk first. It's better to find a walk too easy than to make yourself miserable and exhausted.

Please remember

  • Bring appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
  • Bring something to drink, even if the walk has a pub stop. On most full day walks you'll need to bring a picnic lunch. The walk details will show this.
  • If you wish to bring your dog on a walk, you must ask the walk leader in advance as some walks are not suitable for dogs.
  • Please arrive early so that the walk can start on time. We'll wait up to 10 minutes if you let us know you've been delayed en-route.

All our walks are led by SYW members. Please follow their instructions, don't walk ahead of them, and let them know if you decide to leave the walk before the end.

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