Birling Gap from the Tiger Inn (National Trust)
- 3 miles/5km
- 4.5 mile alternative longer walk – Between the South Downs and the Sea
- Moderate ascents
- Tiger Inn at East Dean, National Trust cafe at Birling Gap
The short 3 mile circular walk starts from The Tiger Inn at East Dean in East Sussex, a wonderfully situated pub on a traffic-free village green. On this walk, you still walk down to the coast but after a short coastal stretch you turn back inland (avoiding the challenge of walking the Seven Sisters but getting the view). Great downland and coastal views.
What remains of the small settlement at Birling Gap is crumbling into the sea but you should be able to visit the cafe as long as the sea has not made any further inroads!
The alternative walk is longer with some short steep ascents along the coast as you tackle the start of the Seven Sisters.
For a more challenging walk in this great area for walking, try the Friston Forest and the Seven Sisters Walk which takes in all the Seven Sisters.