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 

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

What's on 

Upcoming events

Adventurer Week - 50 Things to do before you're 11 3/4

Wed 26 Jul 2017
This week is all about becoming an adventurer with a self led trail to fly a kite, roll down a big hill and climb a tree as well as activities in the garden area

Rockpool Adventure - July

Fri 28 Jul 2017
Come on a group-led rockpooling activity in this wonderful marine conservation zone and complete 50 things activiites for Adventurer week

Fossil Making - 50 Things Discoverer

Fri 04 Aug 2017
Become an archaeologist and create your very own clay fossils in our learning room as part of our 50 Things Discoverer Week. Then collect your 50 Things stickers and scrapbook.

Seven Sisters Archaeology walks - Belle Tout

Sun 06 Aug 2017
Come and discover the fascinating history through the ages of this amazing coastal site overlooking the Seven Sisters.

Build a mini raft & race - 50 Things "Explorer"

Fri 11 Aug 2017
AHOY THERE! Build a mini raft and race it with us for a mini raft adventure. Take your finished raft to the beach to race.

Bug hunting - 50 Things "Tracker"

Thu 17 Aug 2017
Come and join us for a bug hunting expedition. Using a net and running around, what little critters can you catch in our meadow on Belle Tout?
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Eating and shopping

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters


Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters


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.

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Our work

A volunteer clears scrub on a beautiful downland site to encourage more fragile plants to flourish

See what we've been up to 

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. The shop and cafe provide a welcome stop for our visitors to relax, and every penny of profit goes towards the management of the South Downs countryside.

Fulmar over the sea

The use of drones (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) on the Sussex coast 

The use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) or drones as they are more commonly known, is not permitted on or over National Trust land as part of our byelaws without the necessary required qualifications and a licence granted by us. Find out more here.