Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Things to see and do

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

What's on 

Three children bug hunting in the chalk grassland at Birling Gap

Events and family fun 

Join us for one of our fun filled family and outdoor events at Birling Gap. Why not pop into the Visitor Centre and pick up one of our events leaflets to explore the full range of family fun activities throughout 2016.

Upcoming events

Belle Tout archaeological dig walks - Seven Sisters archaeology project

Tue 06 Sep 2016
Come and see the archaeologists in action, take a tour of the trenches with one of our volunteers, examine the finds and learn more about this special and historic landscape.

Rockpool Adventure - September

Sun 11 Sep 2016
Join the Rangers in discovering the fascinating life in the rockpools at Birling Gap. Explore the beach at low tide and see if you can find all the weird and wonderful creatures who live here. Whether it's colourful starfish, tiny crabs,...

Birling Gap Circular bike ride

Sun 25 Sep 2016
Join National Trust Rangers and enjoy stunning views of coast and countryside all from the comfort of your saddle.

Seven Sisters archaeology walks - Belle Tout

Sun 25 Sep 2016
Come and discover the fascinating history through the ages of this amazing coastal site overlooking the Seven Sisters.

Autumn colour walk from Ditchling Beacon to Blackcap

Sun 16 Oct 2016
An undulating walk along the South Downs Way taking in the autumn colors of Ashcombe Bottom.

Coastal walk - Seven Sisters walk via Birling Gap

Sun 23 Oct 2016
Join us for a gorgeous 6 mile circular walk taking in stunning seascapes and views from Gayles Farm, our newest coastal acquisition. Includes a light bite at Birling Gap.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Eating and shopping

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters


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.

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. We're always looking for new members to join our team.