Seven Sisters, Sussex

Seven Sisters, Sussex

The Seven Sisters are a 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] . They are the remnants of dry valleys in the chalk South Downs gradually being eroded by the sea. The cliffs are occasionally used in film and television as a stand-in for the more famous white cliffs of Dover, since they are relatively free of anachronistic modern development. They also feature at the beginning of the film "".Facts|date=February 2007 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 (gbmapping|TV524976)
*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 (gbmapping|TV549963).

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.

Many landmarks around the area are named after the cliffs, including the Seven Sisters Sheep Centre.

ee also

*White Cliffs of Dover

Image gallery

External links

* [ Roger Beckwith's picture of the Seven Sisters]
* [ Seven Sisters Country Park]

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