Photo By Peter Watts
Seven Sisters - Baily's Hill
 

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Seven Sisters - Baily's Hill - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT

This hand held panorama taken from the top of Baily's Hill (I think) when walking the Seven Sisters in July 2012. The repeated ups and downs are beginning to take a toll, and I was looking forward to the next stop.

Seven Sisters - Baily's Hill - FURTHER INFORMATION

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

Baily's Hill is one of the middle hills of the Seven Sisters, a famous series of chalk hills and cliffs on the East Sussex coast between Seaford and Eastbourne. They are a popular tourist attraction in the area and give their name to the Seven Sisters Country Park in which they are found. Along the top runs the South Downs Way, making them one of the highlights of the arduous, 13 mile, coastal 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.
  • 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 (shown here) 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.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE

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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