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Exceat circular via the Seven Sisters

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Peter Smyly

Length - 14.0 miles / 22.8 km

Ascent - 1500 feet / 455 metres

Grade - moderate

Start - OS grid reference TV519994
Lat 50.774297 // Long 0.152992
Postcode BN25 4AD (approx. location only)
what3words start donor.finishers.huts

Route Outline

This East Sussex walk in the South Downs National Park follows part of the eastern end of the 100 mile long South Downs Way between Winchester in Hampshire and Eastbourne in Sussex. The walk covers the section between the former village of Exceat and most of the route towards Eastbourne. The South Downs Way divides at Alfriston and forms a loop and this walk follows part of that loop. A series of chalk cliffs, known as the Seven Sisters, provide some spectacular coastal views, something not seen elsewhere on the South Downs Way. The route may be broken down into three stages:

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL25Sheet Map1:25kBUY
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Ordnance Survey Landranger 199Sheet Map1:50kBUY
Anquet OS Landranger 199Digital Map1:50kBUY

It is recommended you take a map. The preferred scale is 1:25k.

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