Lewes - Firle - Alfriston - Seaford
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This walk is remarkable for its extensive ridge walking linking three separate peaks. Each peak offers different views in every compass direction. Walking out from Lewes railway station through Cliffe old town it takes no time at all to access remote downland and the first peak for the day – Mount Caburn (150m) above picturesque Glyndebourne. The views over the estuary of the river Ouse are stunning. Drop down to Glynde (possible train back to Lewes) then onward to Firle village and an ascent of the South Downs escarpment to the highest of our three peaks, Firle Beacon (217m). The views north across the Sussex Weald and south to Newhaven and the English Channel coast are huge. Drop down again to Alfriston for lunch (possible escape by bus) then follow the Cuckmere river to Exceat bridge to start the walk in for our third peak of the day – Seaford Head (80m). There can be no more famous or more beautiful view of the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head than from these sea cliffs. Finally drop down onto Seaford promenade where it’s only a short stroll to the town centre railway station which has a half hourly train service (journey time 20 mins) back to Lewes.
England - South England - East Sussex - South Downs
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