• A walk near Belle Tout lighthouse

    Posted on February 22, 2014 by in Walks

    Two flowers spotted on a February walk along the Seven Sisters

    Belle Tout lighthouse is on the South coast of Sussex, just West of Eastbourne. As it was one of the first sunny days of the year, Mike and I decided to take the kids for a walk. We parked at Birling Gap and walked up the hill to the lighthouse on the Seven Sisters, and just a little way past so we could see the pretty red and white painted lighthouse at the bottom of Beachy Head. The whole area is in the South Downs national park.

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    The cottages at Birling Gap Sussex. You can see the garden on the left is diminished. The cliffs far left are Seaford Head. The blue tape in the foreground is Coastguard tape keeping people away from the crumbling edges.

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    Some of the Seven Sisters cliffs, taken from Birling Gap.

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    Mike and the kids walking from Birling Gap to Belle Tout lighthouse.

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    Belle Tout lighthouse

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    Beachy Head lighthouse from Belle Tout

    Beachy head lighthouse Eastbourne

    Beachy head lighthouse Eastbourne, taken from Belle Tout

    And what wildflowers did I spot on this visit? Violets and snowdrops.