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Seven Sisters Country Park

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Seven Sisters Country Park
Author: East Sussex Walks, Published: 10 Oct 2017 Walk Rating:star1 Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide star1 Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide star1 Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide star0 Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide star0 Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide
East Sussex, Seaford
Walk Type: Coastal
Seven Sisters Country Park
Length: 3 miles,  Difficulty: boot Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide boot Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide
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A 4.5km (3 mile) circular walk from the Seven Sisters Country Park near Seaford in East Sussex. The walk takes you from the visitor centre along a section of the South Downs Way and then to the beach before returning through the Seven Sisters Country Park. From the beach you will have wonderful views of the chalk cliffs. This walk is one of a collection published through a collaboration between iFootpath and East Sussex County Council.

The terrain is relatively easy but there are several long steady gradients. You will need to negotiate several bridle gates plus a flight of steps. You will be sharing the South Downs Way with livestock but, being a National Trail, the path is very well-walked. Allow 1.5 hours.

The walk starts and finishes at the Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre which is located in Exceat, just east of Seaford in East Sussex on the A259. The country park has its own pay and display car park. Approximate post code BN25 4AD.

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Walk Sections

Start to Cattle Grid
Start to Cattle Grid

Start point: 50.7752 lat, 0.1535 long
End point: 50.7749 lat, 0.154 long

Starting from the Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre, follow the path towards the main road. On reaching the post and rail fence, turn left to follow the brick path around to the main road crossing point. Cross the road and follow the start of the main track to reach a gate and cattle grid ahead. Turn left to follow the path through the gate (before reaching the cattle grid). From this point you will be sharing the paths with livestock so take care with dogs.

Cattle Grid to Concrete Track
Cattle Grid to Concrete Track

Start point: 50.7749 lat, 0.154 long
End point: 50.7658 lat, 0.1519 long

Bear left at the signpost (away from the concrete track) to follow the grass path uphill a little to reach another gate. Pass through or alongside the gate and continue to follow the well-defined path ahead. The path leads uphill, along the route of the South Downs Way, to reach a path junction. Bear right at the path junction and continue to follow the South Downs Way. From this point there are some good views of the meanders within the river.

The route continues to follow the gentle uphill section of the well-defined South Down Way. After the crest of the hill, the route starts to head a little downhill to reach a bridleway gate beside a field gate. Beyond the gate, the route continues to head downhill, along the well-defined path, to reach a gate beside a concrete track.

Concrete Track to Flight of Steps
Concrete Track to Flight of Steps

Start point: 50.7658 lat, 0.1519 long
End point: 50.7642 lat, 0.1516 long

Cross the track, as signposted, still following the South Downs Way, to reach another hand gate beside a field gate. Follow the surfaced track ahead for a short distance to a signposted path junction, at which point bear left as signposted, remaining on the South Downs Way. At the end of the short section of track, follow the route ahead through the gate and up the steps.

Flight of Steps to Beach
Flight of Steps to Beach

Start point: 50.7642 lat, 0.1516 long
End point: 50.7582 lat, 0.1555 long

At the top of the flight of steps, turn right through the gate, leaving the South Downs Way, and follow the well-defined path beyond the gate. Continue to follow the well-defined path heading towards a junction of paths and a pair of gates.

On reaching the hand gate and field gate, turn right, and then follow the path ahead for a short distance to the next path junction. Turn left at the junction, as indicated by the waymark post, to follow the path towards the beach. This part of the walk passes the remains of some WWII defences.

Beach to Lagoons
Beach to Lagoons

Start point: 50.7582 lat, 0.1555 long
End point: 50.7606 lat, 0.149 long

On reaching a path junction, beside a sign and lifeline point, turn right to follow the route along the wide grass area behind the beach. From this point, it is worth making a small detour to enjoy the views from the beach, taking in the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters to the east and the coast guard cottages and cliffs to the west. The route continues to follow the wide grass path between the beach and the lagoons, to reach the end of the main track to the beach.

On reaching the track, bear right to the main signposted path junction, and then follow the path to the left, running along the top of the banking. The route now follows the raised path along the top of the bank that separates the main channel of the River Cuckmere on your left, from the lagoons on your right.

Lagoons to End
Lagoons to End

Start point: 50.7606 lat, 0.149 long
End point: 50.7754 lat, 0.1535 long

On reaching a path junction, bear slightly right to follow the path ahead to reach a gate. Beyond the gate, continue to follow the raised bank top path to reach the main concrete track. Turn left, to join the main track, and start to follow this back towards the Visitor Centre. From the main track there are more views across the Country Park. On reaching the end of the concrete track, retrace your steps, crossing the main road, to reach the Visitor Centre and the end of the walk.

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1 comments for "Seven Sisters Country Park"

Pleasant but slightly boring walk to the beach but not very dog friendly as dog has to be on the lead for about 80% of walk and no poo bins on walk or in the car park.

By Peter on 06 Jan 2018

The information in this guide has been provided in good faith and is intended only as a guide, not a statement of fact. You are advised to check the accuracy of the information provided and should not use this guide for navigational directions nor should you rely on the accuracy of the weather forecast. You are advised to take appropriate clothing, footwear, equipment and navigational materials with you according to the current and possible weather and nature of the terrain. Always follow the country code and follow any additional warnings or instructions that may be available. Some walks may be very strenuous and you are advised to seek medical advice if you have any doubts as to your capability to complete the walk.

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9202_0eastsussexwalks1507639692 Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide Image by: East Sussex Walks
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You will have lovely views of the meanders in the River Cuckmere
9202_1eastsussexwalks1507639693 Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide Image by: East Sussex Walks
Uploaded: 10 Oct 2017
You will pass the remains of World War II defences
9202_2eastsussexwalks1507639693 Seven Sisters Country Park Walking Guide Image by: East Sussex Walks
Uploaded: 10 Oct 2017
From the beach you will have great views of the Seven Sisters Chalk Cliffs

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