Update as at 13/8/19: Just 1 male twin share left
Here is the long awaited return to Eastbourne and the South Downs for a walking and social weekend with Steve Dell and Arlene.
This part of the South Downs has some stunning scenery as not only do you get the dramatic rolling hillsides with “views for miles” but a lot of it is coastal, adding to the beauty and drama of it.
The walks planned will have such a variety of scenery including the must see Seven Sisters white cliffs and Country Park, Beachy Head, the picturesque Cuckmere Haven, pretty villages such as East Dean and Litlington (in the Cuckmere Valley), Friston Forest and we can even see a white hill figure with the famous “Long Man” hill figure.
This weekend will appeal to both social walkers who want shorter walks and more serious walkers who want longer ones as on one of the days there will be the option of a longer or shorter walk. The walks are easy to moderate, as some will have more gradients than usual with Steve, which gives the area its wonderful scenery, but we will take our time and admire the stunning scenery.
Eastbourne is a lovely Victorian seaside town with a vast sea front and lovely pier. We are very close to Beachy Head (in fact you can see Beachy Head from our hotel).
There is also plenty to do for non walkers or if you want to mix & match walking with social / tourist stuff. Brighton and Hastings are a short drive or bus journey away. Sovereign Harbour Marina is at the other end of Eastbourne and there are theatres and museums to discover.
We stay at the Best Western Lansdowne Hotel which is on the seafront overlooking the Western Lawns and Wish Tower and is of a high standard.
There is also the added bonus of a social programme for that après walking! The package includes three nights’ dinner, bed, breakfast and packed lunches.
The weekend is achievable without using your car as two of the walks are accessed using public transport (you could car share or a short taxi ride for the third) and Eastbourne can be reached by train or coach.