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Coastguards, Smuggling and Shipwrecks

"Brandy for the parson, baccy for the clerk”. Join us for this guided walk and hear about tales of smuggling at Crowlink and about the history of the Coastguard station.

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A guided walk over three of the Seven Sisters to the site of the old Crowlink Coastguard cottages. On the route, learn more about the history of the site, smuggling and some of the notable shipwrecks in the area. We then go inland talking about the history of Gayles Place and the Red Barn. Finally, we head back to Birling Gap.

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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. There are grazing animals along the walk.

Upcoming events

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10:30 to 13:00
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25 Aug 2024
at
10:30 to 13:00
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RAF Friston – Spitfires and Spies 

Join us on this guided walk to learn about the history of RAF Friston and how it grew from an emergency airstrip into a front-line fighter station during WW2.

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on
29 Sep 2024
at
10:30 to 13:30
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To the Lighthouse 

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27 Oct 2024
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10:30 to 13:00