Photo By Peter Watts
Seven Sisters - Limekiln Bottom

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This hand held panorama was an attempt to give an indication of the steep rises and falls that greet walkers on the Seven Sisters. It was taken part way up Rough Brow from Limekiln Bottom when walking along the cliffs in July 2012.

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Seven Sisters - Limekiln Bottom - Eastbourne visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Seven Sisters - Limekiln Bottom' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from East Sussex.

Limekiln Bottom is one of the dips between two of the Seven Sisters, a series of chalk hills and cliffs on the East Sussex coast between Seaford and Eastbourne. These hills are famous and popular natural tourist attraction in the area. They lie within the Seven Sisters Country Park and along the top runs the South Downs Way making them one of the highlights of the 13 mile walk from Seaford to Eastbourne.

The Seven Sisters Hills

The first of the Seven Sisters rises just east of Cuckmere Haven and the last descends into Birling Gap. In order the hills and dips, or bottoms, between them are:
  • Haven Brow followed by Short Bottom.
  • Short Brow followed by Limekiln Bottom (shown here).
  • Rough Brow followed by Rough Bottom.
  • Brass Point followed by Gap Bottom.
  • Flagstaff Point (and Flagstaff Brow) followed by Flagstaff Bottom.
  • Flat Hill followed by Flathill Bottom.
  • Baily's Hill followed by Michel Dean
  • Went Hill Brow followed by the final descent to Birling Gap.

These cliffs are continually eroding at about 40cm per year. Safe access to the beaches below the cliffs is available at Hope Gap Beach, Cuckmere Haven and the Birling Gap. Other notable landmarks include the Belle Tout Lighthouse Hotel and Beachy Head, the tallest coastal cliff in Britain.

For more information about walking the Seven Sisters please see the Seven Sisters page.


Bus: Seven Sisters Country Park Centre (12A), East Dean, adj Seven Sisters Sheep Centre (13X)
Road: A259 runs inland along the Seven Sisters. Parking available at Seven Sisters Country Park centre about 6.5 miles from Eastbourne.
Train: Eastbourne Station to the east with links to London, Seaford Sation to the west.
Walk: South Downs Way

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