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

Green woodworking at Frog Firle Farm

Sat 18 Mar 2017
Come and learn to make a traditional stool using rural woodworking techniques.

Rockpool adventure - April

Sat 01 Apr 2017
Join the Rangers in discovering the fascinating life in the rock pools at Birling Gap - you could discover a whole new world of fantastic creatures and wonderful wildlife out there.....

Seven Sisters archaeology hits the beach

Sun 02 Apr 2017
Come and discover the fascinating history through the ages of this amazing coastal site beside the Seven Sisters.

Archaeology on the beach

Sun 02 Apr 2017
Visit the wrecks of the Oushla and U Boat 121 with Archaeology Project guides

Signs of Spring Trail

Mon 03 Apr 2017
Follow our spring trail on the hillside and find the answer to the Birling Gap riddle

Springtime spinning workshop

Thu 06 Apr 2017
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


Birling Gap and the Seven Sisters


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.