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Jack & Gill go up the Hill!

Join Eastbourne's Walking Champion Gill and Tourism Manager Jack on this walk across the iconic landscape of Beachy Head and Birling Gap, returning via East Dean and part of the old drover's path between Seaford and Pevensey levels. Discover the beauty of the downs with two of the faces behind the Walking Festival, now in it's 11th year! Learn about the history of the festival, what goes on behind the scenes and what exciting things are to come!

Approximate distance: 9 miles

Level of difficulty: Moderate

Start time: 10:30am

Approximate finish time: 3pm

Exact meeting point: Start of the South Downs way, BN20 7XL (What3Words: digits.wishes.plug)

Public transport to/from meeting point: No. 3 bus from the town centre to Meads.

Please bring a picnic lunch and plenty of water for the journey. There is a cafe at Birling Gap and at the end (if open), along with toilet facilities.

This route is not wheelchair friendly.

No dogs allowed.