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“A Little Bit of Heaven” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Seven Sisters Country Park

Seven Sisters Country Park
Exceat, Seaford BN25 4AD, England
01323 870280
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Seaford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Hiking
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Upper Beeding, United Kingdom
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“A Little Bit of Heaven”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

A wonderful place, full of tranquillity with the river meandering down to the sea. As unspoilt as possible in this age. Marvellous walks in all directions, as easy or hard as you like. One of the best places to spend a summer's day.

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“For the BEST view via a little known historical site..........”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

I live in Seaford and sometimes drive the 12/12a bus service between Brighton and Eastbourne. Most visitors exit the bus near the visitors centre and follow the meandering concrete path opposite, to the end of the cliffs / beach area. However, to view the seven sisters at their best, you need to be about 1 mile further west near the Seaman's cottages on the other side of the Cuckmere river estuary.
To get there, after a quick visit to the visitor centre (if open) take a 10 min. walk along the side of the road west towards Seaford. This takes you over Exceat bridge to the Golden Galleon public house. (for safety you need to cross the bridge using the path which runs along it's r/hand side only!)
Leaving the roadside, go through the pub car park and follow a footpath through the gate and along by the side of the river. This path, (a bit muddy in winter) after about 1.5 miles leads you to the beachside Seaman's cottages.
Just before reaching them, look out for a stone cairn in a small field nearby. This commemorates on a brass plaque, the alleged incident in 1940, when a company of canadian soldiers camped in that field, were strafed by marauding messerschmitt fighters, resulting in their commanding officer being killed by a cannon shell, which passed through the wall of the middle cottage where he was billeted !
From the cottages, a 10 min.stroll up the grassy bank in a westerly direction, affords the spectacular views found in the tourist books !

Visited October 2012
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“Something for everyone!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Seven Sisters Country Park is an absolute must for anyone who enjoys the outdoors, stunning and picturesque views and bracing walks. Whether you are with children, dogs, friends, alone or all of the above, it really has something for everyone.

Firstly a few tips from a local. Tourists to the area(As the view of the Seven Sisters or cliffs is very iconic and popular) often park or get off the bus at the actual visitor centre, which is on the coastal A259 road. It can be very hard to park here and the forest car park over the road will cost. If you drive into the town of Seaford and drive up to Chyngton Lane you can park for free and with guaranteed space next to the barn which ultimately overlooks the entire park. A 5 minute walk down the hill from here will give you first sight of that incredible view of the coastal cottages and the imposing cliffs in the background(I've attached photos of this view).

A further 10 minute walk either takes you over to the cliff edge walk or the other route takes you past the cottages and onto the beach at Hope Gap. In the summer its a great place to relax on the beach, go rock-pooling or swim. In the winter you will see intrepid paddle surfers battling the surf. To your left is the beautiful winding river complex of Exceat and here there are canoe clubs and trips often taking place.

There are numerous walks from here which will take you back along the cliff edge,up towards the village of Alfriston or if you'd rather stay more local, to the large pub The Golden Galleon.

So whether you enjoy traditional walks in the country, riverbank strolls, bracing cliff edge treks or pottering around on the beach, this place has it all and within 10 minutes of a free and easily accessible car park.

Tips: Avoid taking buggies if you can, definitely pack wellies as can get very muddy and if you do walk a dog, please clean up after it as dog mess is a sad feature of the place I have noticed.

Visited December 2012
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“Best place for a stunning dog walk!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Have walked our dog here many times never get bored there are different routes and its such a beautiful place! Highly recommend pn a nice sunny day! Bit slippery in parts if its wet though so wellys are a must!

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“Fantastic picnicking spot and dog walking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Lovely views and when you get to the cliffs the beach is beautiful (pebbly). It is a fantastic picnicking spot and enjoyed by families, couples and dog walkers alike...anyone will love these views and the fresh air.

Visited August 2012
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