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Endurancelife 2020

31 Jan 2020

Endurancelife comes back to Beachy Head on 14th March 2020, with nearly 800 runners taking part in 10K, Half-Marathon, Marathon and Ultra Marathon (33.7 miles) race distances.  The races start near Birling Gap on Saturday morning from 8am. The dramatic coastline around Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters offers runners undulating and at times gruelling terrain. …

Winter wine night

28 Oct 2019

BEACHY HEAD MARATHON + 10k

17 Oct 2019

26 OCTOBER 2019. 9.00am   One of the biggest off-road Marathons in the UK returns on 26 October for it’s 18th year. This challenging event, set against the stunning backdrop of the South Downs National Park, will see thousands of runners take part and will also feature the 10k run for a consecutive sixth year.…

EASTBOURNE AND LEWES WALKING FESTIVAL

10 Sep 2019

A ten-day walking festival is to be held between Friday 20 and Sunday 29 September 2019 in Eastbourne and Lewes. From tranquil strolls in Eastbourne and the South Downs National Park to the culture and history of Lewes, this is a great opportunity to get some exercise and fresh Autumn air and to see some…

SOUTH COAST CHALLENGE

19 Aug 2019

Join 2000+ adventurers for an unforgettable weekend on 31 August/1 September 2019. Take on some of England’s finest scenery as a walk, jog or run. Lots of support and hospitality.  Everyone welcome. Book accommodation at The Tiger Inn or the Beachy Head cottages now. Part of the Ultra Challenge Series raising £millions for UK charities.…

LOCAL NATIONAL TRUST EVENTS

19 Aug 2019

The National Trust runs many interesting events in the area during the Summer.   Summer butterflies on the Downs – 23 August   Archaeological Walk – Gayles Farm circular. 25 August   Discover the history of RAF Friston, Crowlink, the Coastguard cottages and the ancient history of the Seven Sisters.   Rockpool Adventure – 27…

SUPPER AT THE TIGER AND A MOONLIGHT STROLL

17 Jun 2019

For a romantic evening, why not combine supper at The Tiger in East Dean with a moonlit walk in the South Downs National Park? The summer months provide a chance to see in a different light the breathtaking scenery of the South Downs, the white cliffs and the sea. There will be a full moon…

Eastbourne

Mary Ann Gilbert - Women of Eastbourne

12 Mar 2018

Women of Eastbourne – This is a lottery funded project discovering influential women of Eastbourne. Mary Ann Gilbert converted her land around Beachy Head to allotments in 1830 to help the poor. See the details at the Women of Eastbourne website, including the full story.  

Art

The Beauty of Beachy Head

6 Mar 2017

Photographer Brian David Stevens has been documenting the area from Beachy Head to Birling Gap for the past year, recording both the changing seasons. Writer Robert Macfarlane commented on Brian’s pictures: “These are special images. I’ve never seen Beachy Head look like this. You make the billowing earth and the billowing cloud speak to one…