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Beachy Head and Birling Gap

In Pictures from England on July 8, 2017 by cubsur51 Tagged: , ,

It was a very pleasant summer day yesterday, so with some spare time I took a walk up around the Beachy Head and Birling Gap, up among the Eastbourne Downs. They are the low chalky hills where the South Downs meet the English Channel. The well known Beachy Head and Seven Sisters cliffs are part of the scenery.

Between the two is an area known as Birling Gap. Some serious erosion is taking place here, with 10 metres of land being lost to the sea in a few weeks back in 2014. Large scale cliff falls are being recorded, one very large one nearby was recently caught on camera in June 2017 – see http://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/video-footage-shows-extent-of-massive-seaford-head-cliff-fall-1-8020482

I found of few older pictures of Birling Gap with which you can compare the more recent images.

It might have helped had I included the link to the pictures. Click below. <b


The view down to Eastbourne is great, I think even my picture taken on a basic camera shows that!

If you are in the area and don’t have a car, there are buses from Brighton and Eastbourne three times a day on weekdays and Saturdays, in summer the bus runs every hour on Sundays – search for the Brighton and Hove bus company website and route 13X. The Eastbourne sightseeing bus also goes that way, this runs in summer from Eastbourne Pier every 30 minutes.

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