Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Walk, go rockpooling or simply relax in the sun with views of the Seven Sisters cliffs

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Things to see and do 

A stormy view from Birling Gap

Staying safe and enjoying Birling Gap 

We advise visitors to act sensibly and stay away from the cliff edge, thinking about their safety and others. It isn’t safe to sit or stand close to the edge of the cliffs as they may be unstable or undercut in places.

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

What's on 

Upcoming events

February half-term Solar System discovery trail

Wed 20 Feb 2019
10:00-15:30
Follow the clues around the visitor centre about the solar system to discover more about the planets with our self-guided trail. Trail sheets can be collected in the visitor centre.

Sussex Gin Tasting with Generation 11

Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00-16:00
Join Sussex family distiller, Generation 11, for tastings of their gin in our shop at Birling Gap. (over 18s only)

Spring Beachclean at Birling Gap

Sun 03 Mar 2019
13:00-15:00
Help clean the beach and survey our litter with us and the Marine Conservation Society.

Coach Parking - 2 hours - April 2019

Mon 01 Apr 2019
09:00-11:00
Coach parking at Birling Gap must be booked in advance due to limited capacity on site. Parking is available in 2 hour slots on weekdays. No coach parking is permitted at weekends, East Sussex school holidays or bank holidays.

Green woodworking at Frog Firle Farm

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-13:00
Come and learn to make a traditional stool using rural woodworking techniques.

Cadbury Easter Egg hunt

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:30-16:00
Follow the clues, answer the questions, complete the challenges and be rewarded with a chocolate Cadbury's Easter egg.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Groups

Views over the sea towards the white cliffs of the Seven Sisters

Group visits to Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters 

Find out more about visiting Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters with your group and how to book coach parking.

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Our work

Volunteer sieving soil on an archaeological dig

Looking after our landscape at Birling Gap 

Birling Gap is a diverse site with many different elements, including a mix of habitats, a cafe, shop and visitor centre. Protecting the chalk grassland is a delicate job, using traditional methods such as grazing ponies and with lots of help from our volunteers we are care for this rare environment, protecting it for years to come.

New homeware stock in our shop

Shopping at Birling Gap 

Uncover your perfect gift in our cliff top shop. Why not pick up soft scarves in exclusive designs. Fill the air with scent from candles and reed diffusers inspired by our properties. Treat yourself to artisan jewellery from Cornwall or glassware by Jo Downs. Every penny of profit goes towards looking after our fantastic coastal and countryside landscapes.

Gin & Lime cake

Yummy treats at Birling Gap 

Enjoy a latte, juice or beer overlooking the sea in our cosy café, savour a light snack or cake with a cup of tea. Children can enjoy a hot chocolate, one of our special lunchboxes, or a tasty hot snack in a special kid's size. All the profit we make helps us look after the countryside and places you love.

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Wildlife

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Get involved

A close up shot shows a volunteer cleaings scrub on the coastal path, an essential part of managing a coastal site such as Birling Gap

Volunteer with us 

With so many volunteering opportunities on offer, find out how you could make a difference ans support the work we do at Birling Gap and across the South Downs.

Sunset at Birling Gap

Supporter Groups in Sussex 

Fundraising, fun and days out. Why not join a Supporter Group and help us in our valuable conservation work?

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

History

Day trippers at Birling Gap

Amazing archaeology at Seven Sisters 

From Neolithic enclosures to Iron Age field systems and Second World War defences the archaeology of the Seven Sisters covers thousands of years, telling a complex story of continuous human occupation along this dramatic coastline.