Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Important notice -

The Beachy Head road is closed for 8 weeks from Monday 19 September. Birling Gap is open as usual and can be accessed via East Dean.

Walk, go rockpooling or simply relax in the sun

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

Living on the edge - 5000 years by the sea - an exhibition

Mon 05 Dec 2016
10:00-16:00
The archaeology of the Seven Sisters covers thousands of years, telling a complex story of continuous human occupation along this dramatic coastline. This exhibition details the incredible findings of the Seven Sisters Archaeology Project .

Father Christmas and family fun activities

Sat 10 Dec 2016
11:00-15:30
Come along and visit Father Christmas in his grotto, and join in with some of the free self guided family craft activities in the visitor centre.

From white horses to to wine - a post Christmas walk...

Wed 28 Dec 2016
10:00-12:00
Blow away the Christmas cobwebs with this warming walk taking in the new trail on our neighbouring Rathfinny Wine Estate

Stargazing week

Sat 11 Feb 2017
11:00-15:00
A week of stargazing fun and family activities.

Stargazing night

Sat 11 Feb 2017
19:00-22:00
An evening gazing at the stars with our professional space communicator.

Springtime spinning workshop

Thu 23 Feb 2017
11:00-15:00
Spin a bracelet, make a sheep or try weaving wool at our drop-in workshop.
Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Eating and shopping

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

Wildlife

Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters

History

Surveying the wreck of the Coonatto at low tide

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.

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.

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.