Weekly Trip Ideas - V.2 - Eastbourne

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This week we head to Brighton / Eastbourne on the South Coast for amazing walks and cycles, and beautiful sea views. For the car lovers among you it hosts the inaugural mini rally, starting in London.


Photo from: Helen Hotson / shutterstock

Eastbourne Pier

At just 2.5 hours from our base, near Ipswich, its a great location for a long weekend break or event.

Depending what you are into there’s loads going on in and around Eastbourne throughout the year.


How about;

London to Brighton Mini run - Sunday 17th May 2020 finishing on Brighton Seafront

www.london-to-Brighton.co.uk for more info


Brighton Marathon weekend - 10k and Marathon - 19th April 2020. Entries are now closed for the marathon this year unless you run for charity but still open for the 10k. nearest campsite is Brighton Caravan Club Site (01273 626545)


And if flattish marathon wasn't enough how about the Beachy Head Marathon - Saturday 24th October 2020. www.beachyheadmarathon.co.uk


Eastbourne Triathlon - Sunday 14th June

Offering both a Sprint and Oympic distance triathlon

www.eastbournetriathlon.co.uk


Eastbourne Airshow 13th - 16th August 2020

Featuring various jets, helicopter display team and a night display. For more info: www.eastbourneairshow.com


There are some stunning walks taking in the scenery of the coast, starting at Beachy head or Birling Gap. However, we would recommend not limiting yourself to the coast, especially if it's a windy day! One walk that‘s very interesting is the 1066 walk. Famous for the route William the Duke of Normandy took on his way to Battle (Battle of Hastings). The whole route is a whooping 31miles! The typical way to do the route is to start at Pavensey Castle and finish in Rye, but we wouldn't blame you for cutting the route a bit shorter! For more info visit: https://www.ldwa.org.uk/ldp/members/show_path.php?path_name=1066+country+walk


For idea on Beachy Head walks / cycles visit: www.beachyhead.org.uk/activities

Beachy Head, BN20 7AY


For info on Birling Gap and the Severn Sisters see: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/Birling-gap-and-the-seven-sisters

Where to Stay?

For Wild Camping - South Hill Carpark (BN25 4JA) looks like the only parking restriction is a maximum stay of 12 hours so its a possibility that you could stay over night. Check Park4Night for reviews and advice on free or cheap overnight parking.

Chiller Farm Shop camping - £20pn

on site cafe for breakfast, new shower and toilet block. Chilley Farm, BN27 1SE

07909337367



COFFEE CORNER

In the town of Eastbourne there's a highly rated coffee shop called Nelson Coffee (BN21 3LP). There is a really nice looking menu that changes with the seasons. It can be quite busy though so expect queues at busy periods. For more info and the menu see: https://nelsoncoffee.co.uk/


Photo taken from the National trust website


If you are in the Birling Gap or even walking there from Beachy Head (7 mile round trip walk) then head to the National Trust Cafe, Birling Gap Cafe (BN20 0AB). With absolutely stunning views and dog friendly it's a must for a quick brew and piece of cake.

For more info see:

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/birling-gap-and-the-seven-sisters/features/yummy-treats-at-birling-gap

See you again next Sunday evening 🚐


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