Road Trippin‘ England #2 – Hiking the Seven Sisters

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Hello and welcome back to my Road Trippin‘ England series!

If you have no clue what I’m talking about, make sure to check out the first post of this series where we took the ferry to Dover and started our road trip (click here).

After we had left Folkestone, we headed towards our next destination:

The Seven Sisters

The Seven Sisters are a series of chalk cliffs, situated in the South Downs National Park between the two coastal towns, Seaford and Eastbourne.

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We parked our car in a car park in a street called Crowlink Lane. From there we took a twenty minute walk to the cliffs across the meadows of the national park which are home to sheep and cattle since the area is used as a farm.

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The view from the cliffs is simply stunning. However, be careful and stay away from the edge- as solid as they may seem, these cliffs are naturally unstable and cliff falls happen.

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Yup, these cliffs are definitely naturally unstable. 

Tea Time

If you need a break from hiking, you can enjoy a coffee or tea, as well as other foods and drinks at the Birling Gap Café next to the National Trust Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters.
On our hike we haven’t seen too many people, only at the Tourist center that I’ve just mentioned. As far as I can tell, many people just like to park their car near the cliffs and enjoy the view, only some people actually like to hike the cliffs.

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After a quick coffee break, we went back to the car and enjoyed the walk being surrounded by baby sheep with their mothers and curious calfs observing us through the fence of their meadows.

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A curious baby sheep approaching a calf. 
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Poor little baby sheep got scared when the calf snuffled. 

I loved hiking the Seven Sisters and I will definitely come back (with better footwear)!
Thanks for reading.

xx, Sophie