Eastbourne Walking Festival

About

Leaving East Dean we walk with John Riley from Polegate and Eastbourne Ramblers by the old sheep centre to Cornish Farm, through Horseshoe Bottom to Birling Gap for coffee.  Then past the Red Barn to Crowlink and Friston.  On through Friston Forest to Gayles Farm and the sites of the WWll Friston Aerodrome and the lost village of Exceat.  We finish at the Seven Sisters Country Park Visitor Centre.  Return by bus to East Dean.  Slowly up the hills.  Good paths. 5 stiles.

NB: This is a linear walk

Walk leader: John Riley, Polegate and Eastbourne Ramblers

Walk grading: Moderate

Approximate distance: 6.5 miles

Take refreshments and a picnic for lunch

Dogs are not welcome on this walk

Toilets at Birling Gap and Seven Sisters Country Park

Not suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs

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Map & Directions

Over the Downs to Friston Aerodrome and Exceat Moderate Walk

Type:Walking Festival

East Dean Village Car Park, Horsefields, Gilberts Drive, East Dean, East Sussex, BN20 0DJ

Opening Times

Season (24 Sept 2020)
DayTimes
Thursday10:00 - 13:00

* Approximate finish time

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