Guided walk to Belle Tout Lighthouse

Find out more about the archaeology of Belle Tout and the history of its iconic lighthouse.

  • Booking essential

A guided 2.5 mile walk around what may have been the largest ancient hilltop enclosure in the country. Archaeological digs have unearthed burial mounds, Beaker pottery and other artefacts as well as a controversial shaft dug by our ancestors 40 metres deep into the chalk. On reaching the lighthouse, that has featured in the TV series “The Life and Loves of a She-Devil”, the story of “Mad Jack” Fuller tells how this colourful local character endowed its construction early in the 19th century.

The walk suits the moderately fit with one long hill at the start.


Event ticket prices
  • All £5.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitable for children aged 12+ accompanied by an adult.
Meeting point
Meet outside the Birling Gap Visitor Centre where our friendly guides will greet you. Please have your booking confirmation ready to show.
What to bring and wear
The weather can be extreme on the Belle Tout so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Ensure you bring water and sunscreen. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead.
There is a steep hill at the start of the walk.

Contact Info

Call 01323 423197

Upcoming events

Guided walk to Belle Tout Lighthouse

Sun 26 Jun 2022
Find out more about the archaeology of Belle Tout and the history of its iconic lighthouse.

Guided walk showcasing Art on the Downs

Sun 31 Jul 2022
See the local landscape through the eyes of 20th and 21st Century artists exploring history, beauty and nature.

Guided walk to RAF Friston - Operation Jubilee, Spitfires and Spies

Sun 28 Aug 2022
A walk to the former RAF Friston WW2 airfield: 80 years ago this weekend its Spitfires supported the Dieppe Raid

Guided coastguard walk at Crowlink

Sun 25 Sep 2022
A walk to celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the coastguard. This walk will also include other interesting history of the area.