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Britain’s Iconic View

Britain’s Iconic View

One of the iconic images of the South Downs National Park is the rippling wall of chalk stretching to the horizon at the Seven Sisters. These monolithic peaks and dips are the remnants of dry valleys, which are gradually being eroded by the sea.

A walk from Beachy Head takes in the hugely impressive chalk cliffs along to the iconic Seven Sisters and looks inland from the UK’s highest coastal point across the gentle, rolling chalk downs and valleys.

A few miles further west along the South Downs Way is Birling Gap, part of the Seven Sisters and one of the longest stretches of unspoilt coastline in the south.

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" The Downs...too much for one pair of eyes, enough to float a whole population in happiness. "