A Mammoth Challenge for Walkers

The Tiger Inn is the starting place for a new timed circular walk over 26 miles of the South Downs. The route takes in the three Sussex peaks of Beachy Head, Long Man and Firle Beacon before returning to The Tiger via High and Over, Cuckmere Valley and Seven Sisters. If you want to have a go, whether to get fit, raise money for charity or just test yourself against …


Make the Most of Summer Sun and Magical Moonlight

Hunt amongst the rockpools at Beachy Head at low tide and see what you can discover.  The National Trust Rangers will be on hand to guide you in your search.  The Rockpool Ramble takes approximately 2 hours covering a distance of ½ mile. The walks are led by Lee Wather of the National Trust, meeting at the Birling Gap Car Park.    Booking is essential.  For further information telephone 01323 423197 …

Friston Forest

Beachy Head is a hit with The Times

The Tiger Inn and Beachy Head Holiday Cottages have been recommended in a recent feature article in The Times newspaper. A “superb country pub” is how The Tiger is described in the article, which also refers to Beachy Head Holiday Cottages as “classy self-catering”. In the course of the feature, the author Christopher Somerville eloquently details a circular walk starting from The Tiger and taking in woods, downland and clifftop …

Rock Pool Ramble

Rock Pool Ramble

Hunt amongst the rockpools at Beachy Head and see what you can discover. The National Trust wardens will be on hand to guide you in your search. The Rockpool Ramble takes place on Sunday 22 July and will take approximately 2 hours covering a distance of ½ mile. The walk will be led by Adrian Harrison of the National Trust. Meet at the steps to the beach at Birling Gap …

Smugglers' Secrets and Spooky Stories

Smugglers’ Secrets and Spooky Stories

Delve into the secret past of the Beachy Head area this summer. Guided “Smugglers Walks” are taking place every Saturday and Sunday from 21st July to 27th August. Discover some of the local history relating to the smugglers of this part of East Sussex whilst enjoying a leisurely walk amidst stunning scenery. The walk covers approximately 1 mile and takes about one and a quarter hours. Intermingled with the tales …

Moonlite Walk

Supper in The Tiger Inn and a moonlit stroll

For a romantic evening why not combine supper in The Tiger Inn in East Dean followed by a moonlit walk in the South Downs National Park. The Summer months provide a chance to see the breathtaking scenery of the South Downs, white cliffs and the sea in a different light. There will be a full moon on 3rd July, 2nd August, 31st August and 30th September so visibility on those …

Birling Gap

Birling Gap’s rejuvenated tea room

Visiting Birling Gap is now sweeter than ever, thanks to the rejuvenated and renovated Birling Gap Hotel, which is now lovingly maintained by the good people at the National Trust. The National Trust have invested heavily in the café, turning it into an inviting spot to stop for tea and cake. Pop in to the National Trust café at Birling Gap for tea, fresh coffee, cold drinks and a good …

South Downs walking marathon

On 1 April, The Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) is organising a 28 mile walking event in Sussex. Starting in East Dean village, walkers have 10 hours to cover the epic course, which matches challenging terrain with spectacular views. The walking marathon costs £8 to enter (£7 for members) and promises to be a day to remember. Long Distance Walkers Association – South Downs Marathon

Sherlock Holmes

Did Sherlock Holmes retire near Beachy Head?

What connects Sherlock Holmes, fictional star of countless adventures and adaptations, to East Dean, the sleepy village that lies a mile from Beachy Head? Well, amateur sleuths have deduced that the famous detective may have retired there. It’s true that the connections are, well, tenuous. But there are connections, and there is a reasonable case to suggest that East Dean is where Sherlock Holmes retired. Let’s look at the case: …

Winter Walks

Winter walks at Beachy Head

There may be a nip in the air, but thousands of people enjoy walking around Beachy Head and East Dean every week – even in the depths of winter! With stunning view, rolling hills and a vast array of walks, Beachy Head is a great destination for winter walks. And even though we love a good bracing walk, our favourite bit is retiring to the Tiger Inn afterwards for hot …

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