The Sven Sisters in East Sussex are an impressive formation of chalk cliffs on the English Channel coast, located roughly between Eastbourne and Brighton. They are part of the Coutry Park of the same name, which is part of the South Down National Park. The Seven Sisters Country Park consists of a valley with the meandering Cuckmere River, which flows into the sea right next to the western end of the Seven Sisters, i.e. the actual chalk cliffs.
Visitors are advised to use the car park at the visitor centre on the A259 just after Seaford (coming from Brighton) and then walk through the grassland of the Cuckmere Valley towards the sea. It is all well signposted. Also, of course, it’s worth walking up to the Seven Sisters – a bit of a hassle, but legally possible. Be careful at the top: You come right up to the cliffs and there are no belays!
For photographers, the question naturally arises of how to get a particularly good shot of the cliffs. Here’s another tip: In the nearby town of Saeford there is the South Hill Barn Car Park, which is a bit of a hassle to get to. From there, take a wide path down the hill to the well-known spot by the farmhouses. From there you have the best photo spots in the afternoon.
And let’s face it: the white cliffs of Dover are impressive – but the Seven Sisters are even more worth seeing! And you shouldn’t miss the chance to drive to Beachy Head via Birling Gap.
Homepage of the Seven Sisters Country Park with further information, walks, etc.
Finally, take a look at the Seven Sisters from above with this drone video by Charles Erb, starting with the Cuckmere Valley:
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