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Beachy Head & Eastbourne from East Dean
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Photo from the walk - 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

Time - 4 hours 0 minutes

Grade - easy/mod

This linear South Downs walk from East Dean to Eastbourne includes many of the highlights along the East Sussex coast in this area. A frequent bus service can be used to return to the start. A GPS File is available for download (see walk description).

Please maintain social distancing - keep at least 2 metres away from other walkers.

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Walk 2227
East Dean Circular
Grade - moderate
Length - 11.0 miles / 17.9 km

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Alfriston to Rodmell by the South Downs Way
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Walk 3574
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Length - 4.6 miles / 7.5 km
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Southease or Rodmell to Falmer
Grade - easy/mod
Length - 6.8 miles / 11 km

Note : The distances quoted to other walks in the vicinity are measured in a straight line. The distance by road may be further.

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