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Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Dean

Nat Park - South Downs

County/Area - East Sussex

Author - Lou Johnson

Length - 6.2 miles / 10.1 km

Ascent - 900 feet / 273 metres

Grade - easy/mod

Start - OS grid reference TV558978
Lat 50.758886 // Long 0.207584
Postcode BN20 0DL (approx. location only)
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Route Outline

This linear walk in the South Downs National Park explores a wonderful section of the East Sussex coast including Belle Tout lighthouse, Birling Gap and the spectacular cliffs at Beachy Head. The route uses sections of the South Downs Way and ends in Eastbourne. A relatively frequent bus service from Eastbourne is a convenient way of returning to the start.

GPS Files - Notes

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GPS files do not show topography and dangerous terrain and should be used in conjunction with paper maps. Suitable maps are listed below. The preferred scale is 1:25000 especially in hilly and mountainous areas.

These walks have been published for use by site visitors on the understanding that Walking Britain is not held responsible for the safety or well being of those following the routes as described. It is worth reiterating the point that you should embark on a walk with the correct maps preferably at 1:25000 scale. This will enable any difficulties with route finding to be assessed and corrective action taken if necessary.

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Ordnance Survey Explorer OL25Sheet Map1:25kBUY
Anquet OS Explorer OL25Digital Map1:25kBUY
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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Walk 3575 High and Over White Horse - easy - 2.0 miles/3.3 km

Walk 3120 Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way - moderate - 9.0 miles/14.6 km

Walk 3574 Firle Beacon & Cuckmere Valley - moderate - 10.4 miles/16.9 km

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Walk 1038 Firle Beacon from Southease - moderate - 13.3 miles/21.5 km

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