2005 Walks

Here are some photos from our walks in 2005. Click on the photos for a larger image.

Kingley Vale
18th Sep 2005

Our walk from West Stoke took us through Kingley Vale.

This is the view from the top of Kingley Vale. The Isle of Wight is on the horizon to the right and to the left of this you can see the inlets of Chichester Harbour and Langstone Harbour. Over on the left we could see Chichester Cathedral, but you won't make it out on this photo.

We've seen deer on several of our walks, but never this many before!

Seven Sisters Walk From Exceat
4th Sep 2005

This walk took us from Exceat, over the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head into Eastbourne.

The walk had lots of ups and downs. This is the view after the first climb up from sea level, looking down on Cuckmere Haven with Seaford Head behind. If you go onto the beach below Seaford Head at low tide, you can find the remains of the first cross-channel telephone cable connecting England to France.

Looking back to Seaford head.

This is where we're heading, along the cliff-tops as far as the eye can see and beyond.

That strange thing on the left is a temporary sculpture. Beyond it, where the cliff dips right down, is Birling gap.

The view looking back.

This is Birling Gap, looking back over the Seven Sisters.

Birling Gap.

Looking back to Birling Gap.

Our first view of Beachy Head lighthouse.

This is Belle Tout, the old lighthouse used before the modern one was built in the sea. Some years ago it was used as the setting for a BBC drama series. The whole structure was once moved back from the cliff edge to prevent it falling into the sea.

Some of our intrepid party.

It's a long way down there!

Eastbourne just coming into sight. It's all downhill now.

Nearly there! Our walk finished at the pier, where we caught a bus back to Exceat.