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Sunday, 28 February 2016

The Seaside and the South Downs

Book 3 Walk 60c Eastbourne Circular

Length 18km (11.2m) ;toughness 6/10.

Trains 09.47 London Victoria (Clapham Junction  09.53, East Croydon 10.08) Eastbourne 11.13.

Return trains from Eastbourne to London Victoria at xx:59

This particular walk variation does not appear to have had an outing for almost 6 years so lets dust it off and give it a go.

This is quite a vigorous walk with a steep climb near the start  but you can cut it short at East Dean and catch a bus back to Eastbourne if the weather is inclement or you have just had enough. The last part of the walk is through Eastbourne’s streets but this is not unpleasant.


Further information about the walk and its options and the lunch and refreshment opportunities  can be found here with the pdf detailed walk instructions here

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anyone doing the Eastbourne walk on Sunday ?

Anonymous said...

I am planning to do the Eastbourne walk tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to Thomas and David for this fine walk.

Anonymous said...

Hi, we're new to the club and we're planning to join this walk:)

Walker said...

Note that to do the Circular walk, you have to switch to the directions on the LAST PAGE when you get to the paragraph 25 of the main walk directions (something that is not made very obvious in the walk directions pdf)

Peteb said...
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Peteb said...

n=8 on this walk with the weather w=sunny-intervals-but-blustery-and-cold. AA fairly vigorous workout with the steep hill near the start made even tougher by having a stiff wind in our faces. Good lunch at Beachy Head and with the Downs looking superb in the winter sun we set off for Birling Gap and thence to East Dean where we all decided to go on to Eastbourne along an attractive track I have not walked before. Got to Eastbourne in time to catch 3.59 train. Excellent day out and I hope our 2 Czech newcomers enjoyed their first SWC outing and are inspired to do other walks.