DATE & TIME:Saturday 5 June 2021 @ 08:15
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CATEGORIES:Beach, Bridge, Church, Cliffs, Coast, Countryside, Gardens, Guided tour, Hike, Hills, Lighthouse, Monument, Nature reserve, Panoramic views, Park, Pier, River, Sea, Tower, Town
COST:This amazing trip costs £35.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:No extra activity costs.
DESTINATION INFO:Come on the most amazing coastal walk in the south east of England, from the Seven Sisters Country Park, past the Coastguard Cottages in Seaford, over the famous white cliffs at Seven Sisters with breathtaking views across the coast, past Birling Gap and the Belle Tout Lighthouse, and over to the beauty spot of Beachy Head, and finally into the seaside town of Eastbourne which is the sunniest place in the UK. The Seven Sisters cliffs are made from chalk that formed underneath the sea millions of years ago, and shaped by glacial melting during the last ice age and more recent sea erosion. As the cliffs crumble, the chalk reveals fossils from the prehistoric sea floor.
HIGHLIGHTS:– Come on the most amazing coastal hike in England. – Enjoy breathtaking views along the whole length of this hike. – Climb up the famous Seven Sisters chalk cliffs, formed from the skeletal remains of trillions of planktonic algae. – Walk through the nature reserve by Seaford Head and the Cuckmere Valley. – Enjoy the fresh sea air blowing across the English Channel. – Explore the South Downs National Park. – See the 850-ton Belle Tout lighthouse that was moved 17m from the cliff edge to stop it falling into the sea. – Admire the beauty spot of Beachy Head and its red-striped lighthouse. – Finish in the seaside town of Eastbourne, the sunniest place in the UK.
TRIP VIDEO:This is an indication of some of the things that we may see on our trip.
DEPARTURE:Wasabi sushi shop, Victoria Station
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/K1fWoYfT6PkVyvfS9
ITINERARY:# 8.15am – We’re meeting outside the Wasabi sushi shop inside Victoria rail station. It’s just by the ticket office. The address is: Wasabi, Unit 31, Victoria Station, Buckingham Palace Rd, London, SW1V 1JU. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/K1fWoYfT6PkVyvfS9 # 8.25am – We’ll leave the meeting point to board the train. You must arrive well before this time. # 10.20am – We’ll arrive in Seaford, and we’ll head to the beach to begin our hike. # 1.30pm – We’ll have a lunch break on the cliffs if it’s sunny, otherwise at the National Trust cafe at Birling Gap. # 2.15pm – We’ll continue our hike to the stunning Beachy Head lighthouse and into Eastbourne. # 5.30pm – We’ll arrive in Eastbourne, and we’ll walk along the seafront to the pier. # 6.15pm – Meet by the WHSmith shop inside Eastbourne train station, Terminus Rd, Eastbourne, BN21 3QJ. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/kAxHgDj1oEKpyobo6 # 6.35pm – Train departs. # 8.10pm – We’ll arrive back at Victoria station in London.
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NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time. – This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together. – You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times. – Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before and during the trip. – You should buy your own travel insurance. – There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.
COVID-19 SAFETY:– As an organised group we can currently run day trips and hikes with up to 30 people. – We are still required to follow the governments Covid restrictions and this currently means we must stay in groups of maximum 6 and we must maintain social distancing from others at all times. You are personally responsible so please stay aware of this. This applies at the stations, on the trains, and also when we're outside. – So as you arrive at our meeting point in the morning, we'll get you into a group of 6 and then ask your group to wait slightly away from the meeting point. – We'll allow a bit of distance between each group as we board the train, and you should follow social distancing rules on the train. – Please bring and wear a face mask in the stations and on the trains, and bring your own hand sanitiser gel and use this regularly throughout the day.
WHAT TO BRING:– CLOTHING: It's always good to be prepared so we'd recommend always wearing footwear that is comfortable and supportive and suitable for walking/hiking on all terrain. The weather can change so bring some extra warm layers, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, and it can be helpful to carry it in a light bag or rucksack. – FOOD & DRINK: Bring a large bottle of water, and for hikes you should bring a packed lunch as we may have lunch somewhere scenic and away from shops.
TRIP SPECIFIC NOTES:CLIFFS – DANGER: These cliffs are soft chalk cliffs that are crumbling and fall regularly, and without fences. And there can be strong winds blowing. For your safety, stay at least 5 metres away from the cliff edges. There are plenty of good opportunities for beautiful photos without risking your life.
HIKING STATS:Distance: 22km. Ascent: 427 metres. Descent: 431 metres.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:By purchasing a place on this trip and/or attending, you and each of your guests, as applicable, confirm that you have read and agreed to our Terms & Conditions. Click here to read these: https://ukexplorers.co.uk/terms/
COME WITH US:Come with us as we go on another grand day out. It’s your chance to get out of London, enjoy a well-deserved break, discover this new place, see the famous and historic sights, try some local foods, take photos of your experiences, meet lots of wonderful guys and girls, and make some good friends. Book your place now to join us on a fantastic day out!
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