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Eastbourne Downland and Beachy Head is a 5.1 mile loop trail located near Eastbourne, East Sussex, England that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching.

Length 5.1 mi Elevation gain 948 ft Route type Loop
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A circular walk, which starts on the edge of Eastbourne in East Sussex, offers spectacular cliff top walking followed by rolling downland. This is a walk of two halves: the first is characterized by lots of people but no sheep; the second offers lots of sheep but little or no people. The highlights are the views, followed by more views, and then some more. All of this walk is on firm and dry grassland, with no road walking at all. There is one steep, and challenging climb, with two smaller slopes. There are no stiles but you will need to negotiate several gates. The first part of the walk is ideal for dogs, as long as they avoid the sheer cliffs. The second half contains a mile or so through sheep fields, where dogs will need to be under close control. Allow 2.5 hours.

The walk starts at St. Bedes, BN20 7XL, where the road along Eastbourne esplanade (King Edward's Parade, and then Dukes Drive) bends to the right. This is right outside St Bede's Preparatory School and by The Kiosk café. There is a small amount of free parking here, with lots of Pay and Display roadside parking along the esplanade. There is a bus stop close by, served by the 3 / 3A Eastbourne town bus route. Eastbourne itself is well served by trains from London, Brighton and Hastings.

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Zuzana Kovacsova
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James Tizzard
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Lottie Wooldridge
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Nice windy walk!

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Isabelle R
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Beautiful scenery, spectacular views, walked back across the fields, peaceful with the sheep no crowd!

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daniel lambert
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N!trogenium Muinegort!n
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Miroslaw Gajda
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Elena T
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Good size trail for 2-3 hours. First half along the coast - great views, second half - walk through fields, nothing really to look at. Well marked.

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Gunel G
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Stunning views.

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Ram Perendi
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George Inman
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Jet Guerrero
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Tom Webb
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Carlos Carriedo
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Manoj Kulkarni
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Mai-An P
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Nev Davis
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peter davanzo
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Ting Ting Wang
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Giampiero Davanzo
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Christina Hammond
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Viomercy Mago
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L D
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Salem Jackson
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Lauren Campman
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Eryn Burke Whiteley
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Alexey Zagorodniy
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