Seven Sisters Country Park – the Cuckmere Haven

As I promised myself (and you) not so long ago (Seven Sisters Country Park – part 1) – here I come with some more pictures from Seven Sisters Country Park. This time I focused on the ‘river part’.

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Do you know what is the best way to get from Eastbourne to Brighton? No, it’s not the train – this is the quickest way (providing you don’t own a car). The BEST way is by bus. The route takes you along the most beautiful views of Sussex Downs National Park and the Cuckmere River meanders. Make sure you seat on the upper deck, preferably a front seat 😉.

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This was definitely the hottest day of the year. Also, my long forgotten allergy to pollen got awaken. Reborn like phoenix from the ashes it knocked to my sinus’ doors as soon as I got off the bus. What could I do? Break down and cry? Well, actually the latter I’d been doing already anyway (due to the allergy). But I wasn’t going to break down. Off I went from the car park towards the fence marking the beginning of a tourist footpath.

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There is a lot of activities in the Park. I think all nature lovers will be in seventh heaven. For more active ones, the bikes are allowed, there is a possibility of taking canoeing and paddle boarding lessons as well. A long stroll towards the river estuary and bird watching will satisfy the less active ones.

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For the ones who have the lust for a bit more knowledge, there is a visitors centre on the opposite side of the road. There you can find out a bit more about the geological, biological and human history of the area.

To be perfectly honest with you, the views from the cliffs are the most breath-taking. To walk through the Park is a pleasurable experience, but the real beauty of the place you can only see from above.

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A few tips for the end:

Cash, cash and once again cash. Take.It.With.You. Most of the wildlife attractions of the UK don’t take cards. It’s just the way it is. Maybe they want to keep it all pristine? Or there simply is no good landline connection 😉

There is no entrance fees to the Country Park, but if you wish to park your car in one of two car parks- it’s pay and display.

Visitors centre is not open all year round. Luckily, if you visit the place in the Summertime, you don’t have to worry too much but if you’re around at some other time and want to have a peak or get a souvenir, make sure you look up the opening times.

Keep away from the cliff edge. The rockslides are very common in this area, and there have been numerous accidents. If you cherish your life, just admire it all from a safe distance.

If you travel from London: take a train to either Eastbourne or Brighton and then a 12X bus and get off at Seven Sisters Park Centre.

To read more about the Seven Sisters Country Park, have a look at its official, not-so-modern website 😉

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Scottish symbol on the opposite side of the country

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