Wonderful walking at Birling Gap

Step out and enjoy big skies and coastal landscapes throughout the year. Spectacular views of the Seven Sisters make for a wonderful family wander, and if you feel like a longer stroll, join the South Downs Way over the Seven Sisters hills to really stretch your legs. For a more secluded walk, venture inland at Birling Gap or Crowlink and enjoy searching for signs of wildlife. A perfect spot to enjoy open skies, seascapes, changing colours and quiet walks, and then enjoy a hot drink in our cafe and take a look at our fantastic shop.

South Downs, Managing our downland landscape South Downs Managing our downland landscape
Visitors walking through a garden in spring

Visiting this spring 

Our gardens, parks and countryside sites are open. Cafés are takeaway only and shops, houses and other indoor areas are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority. We strongly advise booking your visits in advance, especially over Easter when places may be very busy. Please note that in line with Welsh Government legislation, places in Wales are only open for Welsh residents. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance on travel.

Three people walk along the top of the magnificent Seven Sisters cliffs with distant views behind of sea , horizon, Birling Gap coastguard cottages and Belle tout lighthouse

Family coast walk

If you fancy a perfect spring stroll then take a wander up Lookout Hill to Mad Jack Fuller's folly and enjoy some breathtaking sea and downland views. This walk is perfect for views of the Seven Sisters and the red and white stripe Beachy Head lighthouse.

A view from flag staff looking back towards Belle Tout

Cliff Top Walk from Birling Gap to Exceat

Follow the Seven Sisters and find the meanders of the River Cuckmere.

The historic Tiger Inn, East Sussex

Birling Gap walk from the Tiger Inn

This circular walk allows you to enjoy great views over the downs and Easy Sussex coast and feel a sense of the landscape's long history.

A common blue butterfly rests on top of a yellow bird's foot trefoil wildflower.

Between the South Downs and the sea walk

With so much wildlife and archaeology to see along the way, there really is something for everyone on this moderately challenging walk between the South Downs and the sea.

Three people walk along the top of the magnificent Seven Sisters cliffs with distant views behind of sea , horizon, Birling Gap coastguard cottages and Belle tout lighthouse

Discovering Gayles Farm

Stride out on a walk across this iconic landscape, walking in the steps of our ancestors as you discover the fascinating history, wildlife and archaeology of this coastal site.