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To the Lighthouse

Join us on our final guided walk of the season where we will be shining a light on the last 3,000 years of human settlement on Belle Tout.

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Our final guided walk of 2024 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 into the chalk. On reaching the lighthouse, that has featured in the TV series “The Life and Loves of a She-Devil”, you will hear stories of “Mad Jack” Fuller and Parson Darby.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
All £5.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895

Suitability

Suitable for children aged 12+ accompanied by an adult.

Meeting point

Meet outside the Birling Gap Café 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 Seven Sisters so please wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Ensure you bring water and sunscreen. Dogs are welcome but must be on a lead.

Accessibility

There is uneven and hilly terrain throughout the walk.

Other

The walk lasts approximately 2.5 hours over hilly country, suitable for the moderately fit.

Upcoming events

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on
27 Apr to 27 Oct 2024
at
13:00 to 13:45
+ 53 other dates or times
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Stepping into Spring 

Join us for our first guided walk of the season where we welcome the start of Spring.

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on
28 Apr 2024
at
10:30 to 13:00
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Plant Fair 

From silver ragwort to wild mint, chilli's to runner beans, there will be something for everyone at our first Birling Gap plant sale.

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on
5 May to 6 May 2024
at
11:00 to 16:00
+ 1 other date or time
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Squire, Parson and Shepherd - People of the Downs 

Our second guided walk takes us on a journey through people’s lives on the Downs.

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on
26 May 2024
at
10:30 to 13:00