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Seven Sisters, Sussex

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The Seven Sisters cliffs and the lifeboat cottages, from Seaford Head across the River Cuckmere

The Seven Sisters are a famous series of chalk cliffs by the English Channel. They form part of the South Downs in East Sussex, between the towns of Seaford and Eastbourne in southern England, and are within the Seven Sisters Country Park (http://www.sevensisters.org.uk/).

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The Seven Sisters as viewed from just east of Birling Gap

From west to east, the sequence starts just east of Cuckmere Haven. The cliff peaks and the dips between them are individually named. Listed below, the peaks are in bold.

  • Haven Brow (Template:Gbmapping)
  • Short Bottom
  • Short Brow
  • Limekiln Bottom
  • Rough Brow
  • Rough Bottom
  • Brass Point
  • Gap Bottom
  • Flagstaff Point (continuing into Flagstaff Brow)
  • Flagstaff Bottom
  • Flat Hill
  • Flathill Bottom
  • Baily's Hill
  • Michel Dean
  • Went Hill Brow (Template:Gbmapping).

Just east of the last peak is Birling Gap. Beyond, on the top of the next hill, is Belle Tout lighthouse and beyond that Beachy Head.

The South Downs Way runs along the edge of the cliffs, taking a very undulating course.

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