23 September. This is the third walk that I have lead since the end of June this year. Each time the walks have been blessed with good weather and congenial walking companions. And last Saturday was perfection.
Eight of us enjoyed an area of outstanding natural beauty – The Seven Sisters and Seaford Head. I have been walking these cliffs annually for about 30 years, and they never fail to disappoint. After having completed the Seven Sisters, we enjoyed a brief picnic nestled into the folders of Brow Haven (The Seventh Sister). The combination of sun, sea, and sea air transformed our humble sandwiches and beetroot soup into the best of a beggar’s banquet. Following our descent, we adjourned to the Cuckmere Inn for refreshment.
And then our last cliff, Seaford Head. And what a surprise awaited us. The Walk the Chalk festival was in full swing. There were hundreds of walkers following the sculpture trail of Big Bird, The Tower, four Sea Horses and other contraptions.
The Big Bird … and the piper!
And, if that was not enough, yet another surprise – a piper piped us all the way to the start of our descent down to Seaford promenade. I am so encouraged – I will put this walk on the programme again next year. SAVE THE DATE. Patricia (with thanks to Christine R, Margaret, Samantha and Virginia for photos).