England’s Stunning Seven Sisters
The Cliffs of Seven Sisters lie within the South Downs National Park in the English county of East Sussex.
Where the south coast meets the English Channel, the dramatic white cliffs are continuously eroded by crashing waves. Technically, there are eight cliffs, with seven dips, and as the sea continues to bash the coastline more cliffs will inevitably appear.
At the end of the cliff line is the famous Beachy Head. Britain’s highest cliff headland rising to 162 metres. Named from an adaptation of the French words beau chef, meaning beautiful headland, it affords stunning views of distant headlands to the East and West.
Many compare Seven Sisters to the better known ‘White Cliffs of Dover’. Because of this, they are a favourite film location and have featured in a number of films and tv shows such as Robin Hood Prince of Thieves, Atonement and Foyles War.
Things to do at Seven Sisters
Walk or cycle one of the trails, go wildlife spotting, or simply relax on the beach. There is plenty to keep you occupied for the day. Even if its the middle of winter the cliffs and beach are a welcomed breath of fresh air.
There are four walking trails starting at Seven Sisters Country park, each coloured to guide you. The parks visitor centre and website provide helpful maps of the trails and further information on other activities.
Visiting the Cliffs
Only two hours from London, visiting makes a fantastic day trip out. Trains run to Brighton, Eastbourne and Seaford with bus services linking these stations to Seven Sisters Country Park.
Visit the Seven Sisters Country Park website for details on activities and directions.