SOUTH DOWNS WAY: Alfriston to Eastbourne
The mist was just clearing above the beautiful Fourteenth Century Alfriston Church as I set off for my final section of the South Downs Way.
The route follows the River Cuckmore as it wends its way via ever wider and wider meanders down to the sea at the start of the Seven Sisters.
I was slightly apprehensive about this day’s walk and how I would find all the ascents so I sent a text message to T with a number on it as I climbed each hill!
I hardly passed a soul; the day was fresh and peaceful and the views in front and behind became more and more spectacular.
Sister number 4 appeared to be the hardest, and then I tackled what I called four and a half. My fitness held out well. I was taking a roller coaster ride in slow motion. Nature’s…
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