Jane Rosoux, Hampstead Group Walks Organiser, sent these photos from the walk this Saturday lead by Patrick Tso.
"I attach a few photographs taken on today's ramble from Seaford to Eastbourne..."
"The journey via the 8.17 am train from Victoria was uneventful and the six in the party at the start of the walk comprised three from the Hampstead Group (including Patrick, me and a new member), two from the South Bank Group and one from the North West London Group. A seventh participant (a female friend of Patrick's) joined us at the lunch stop at Exceat."
"The walk began shortly before 10.00 am and we soon had a strenuous climb up Seaford Head. Unfortunately, although dry the sky was disappointingly dull and overcast and we could only imagine the dramatic view of the Seven Sisters which we would have had on a clear day. We then walked north on a dyke beside the Cuckmere River, crossed the valley to Litlington and a little later had another strenuous climb up Snap Hill in Friston Forest before dropping down to Exceat for a welcome lunch break after just over 10 miles."
[In Litlington, they care about little things. SR]
[But not everything is as you would expect. SR]
"In the afternoon the clouds lifted and we able to enjoy the ups and downs of the Seven Sisters in sunshine."
"After a short refreshment stop at Birling Gap we were then confronted by further ups and downs (and good views) on Beachy Head before the final stretch via the Eastbourne coast road to the station where we arrived in time to enjoy a quick drink at the nearby Weatherspoons before catching the 5.31 pm train back to Victoria."
"Patrick's GPS recorded that we had walked 19.8 miles in all at a very creditable 3.3 mph."
Saturday's walkers, Patrick Tso is on the far right.