Walking

The park is a working farm with moving farm machinery, cattle grids, grazing sheep and cattle. It is therefore important to keep dogs under close control at all times.

The Seven Sisters Country Park offers a range of excellent opportunities for walkers to enjoy this beautiful landscape. There are a number of footpaths and trails on the Park – further information and trail maps can be found in the Visitor Centre.

The South Downs Way National Trail stretches for 100 miles from Eastbourne to Winchester and passes through the Country Park and can be followed over the Seven Sisters cliffs. It offers spectacular views of Cuckmere Haven, Belle Tout and Beachy Head lighthouses.

Visitors are welcome to explore all of the Country Park on foot. Well behaved dogs are also welcome – please keep dogs under close control at all times.

There are a few trails to choose from

The Park Trail and Beach Trail are detailed in our site leaflet.

Walking times – Approximate distances and times

Visitor Centre to West Dean: 0.5mi/0.8km (15 mins)

Visitor Centre to beach: 1mi/1.6km (30 mins)

Visitor Centre to Coastguard Cottages: 1.5mi/2.4km (40 mins)

Visitor Centre to Birling Gap: 3.5mi/5.6km (2–3hrs)

Visitor Centre to Beachy Head: 5mi/8km (3–4hrs)

South Downs Way
South Downs Way
Seven Sisters Country Park