South Downs Stroll

Sat 28th Jul 2018

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
24ml.
Start Time
09.30
Route
Meet Lewes Station (0816 London Victoria - Get cheap day return to Eastbourne). Finish Eastbourne Station

This varied linear walk will visit four South Downs villages before joining the South Downs Way and roller coasting along the Seven Sisters into Eastbourne. You might want to bring your cozzie for a refreshing dip in the sea at the end of the walk.

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Walk Report

South Downs Stroll, Saturday 28th July 2018
12 walkers, 26 miles - leader Susanne Waldschmidt
12 people started this walk. Luckily the weather was cooler than it had been of late but very strong winds developed in the afternoon. This proved to be quite challenging especially as this was a longer walk than usual. 3 people dropped out.
We started by going through the pretty villages of Rodmell, Southease and Alfriston where we stopped for lunch. We then followed the Cuckmere River to Seven Sisters. Then the final challenge.
The Seven Sisters (or is it eight?). More energetic walkers decided to go on. We finally arrived in Eastbourne. A swim would have been nice but it was low tide! However it was getting late and we arrived at Eastbourne station just after 8. The walk was probably closer to 26 miles. An exhausting but satisfying and varied walk.
Photographs by Gavin Fuller; more by Gavin on the group Facebook page.

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