Happy Sunday everybody!
Hope you are well and safe, in this beautiful day ahead of us.
Went in a bit of hiking 2 weeks ago, after staying 2 months inside my home, because of the COVID – 19. I really enjoy hiking and didin’t do it in a very long time. I used to go back in my home town a lot, but never did it in the UK, so I this time I went to a very close place, near Brighton, called Newhaven. Newhaven is a channel ferry port in East Sussex in England. It lies at the mouth of the River Ouse, which has historically migrated westward from Seaford, one of the Cinque Ports. There was a Bronze Age fort on what is now Castle Hill (ED Sheeran’s song is inspired by that town).
Newhaven is home to a thriving marina: the Newhaven and Seaford Sailing Club is based there; scuba diving, water skiing and surfboarding are also practised. I will leave here a website with all of the amazing Cliffs in England: https://www.beautifulenglandphotos.uk/tag/cliffs/
So, I went to Brighton from London, then from Brighton to Newhaven cliffs by foot. The distance between Brighton and Brighton to Newhaven Cliffs is 5 miles. The road distance is 6.2 miles. Depending on where you start and stop your tracker. For me, was around 7 miles, as I walked all the way over, not taking any buses. As well, if you didin’t knew, Brighton to Newhaven Cliffs provides the best and most extensive exposure of an important chronological fossil site in England.
The walk from Newhaven to Brighton takes you on the cliff edge, sometimes a bit too close to the cliff edge. If you are scared, you can choose to walk a bit further away, taking the main road. You will be walking along the ocean the whole way, but you are never very far from civilisation, passing by one village after another. So in a few words, I really loved and enjoyed the hike and hope I will do it again, and finish it. (as I had to stop, because of the burning sun and my train heading way back to London).
Hope you enjoyed my story and stay tuned for more adventures 🙂