Things to see and do at Cuckmere Valley

Far reaching downland views from Cradle Valley, with farmland and woodland in the distance

Cuckmere Valley is a great place to get closer to nature and enjoy the great outdoors. With stunning views of Seven Sisters, explore walking, cycling and even canoeing on a day out at Cuckmere. Looking for adventure? Why not tick off your 50 things list whilst you’re here?


Follow our Frog Firle Farm circular walk, walk between The Long Man of Wilmington and the White Horse to see two chalk figures in one day, or take a stroll following the River Cuckmere down to the sea.
Pick up a leaflet from High and Over or Frog Firle Farm for more details.


Hire bikes at Exceat to see the whole valley. With cycle routes throughout the area, you can explore the forest, fields, villages and seashore.


Come to High and Over for a grassy picnic spot with great views through the valley. There is plenty of space to fly a kite and play family games.
Alternatively, venture off the beaten track to enjoy a picnic by the river.


Take in scenic views when you canoe or kayak the river at high tide between Alfriston and the sea. For beginners, try the cut-off meanders at Exceat.

21 things to do before you're 11¾ at Cuckmere

Are you up for our 50 things to do before you're 11¾ challenge? Here at Cuckmere Valley we've found 21 things for you to tick off your list.  Grab your sheet and off you go.

Don't miss

  • Lambs in spring time on Cradle Hill and High and Over
  • Calves at Frog Firle Farm in spring and autumn
  • The sunset over the river's meanders at Exceat
  • A trip to one of the lovely local pubs
  • Chalk figures of the White Horse, Alfriston and Long Man,Wilmington
  • Ancient features such as Bowl Barrow and Lynchets at High and Over