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About Friston

Pleasant place, a short distance away from the famous Sussex Heritage Coast and where the South Downs Way nudges the coastline, taking in Birling Gap and Beachy Head from which there are spectacular sea views.

Friston is well known for its beautiful forest. Found a few miles inland from the bare ridge of the incredible rock formation of the Seven Sisters, this superb beechwood is not yet 80 years old. Planting began in 1927 when fast-growing pines where used to protect the young beeches against severe coastal weather so that their growth remained unhindered. Now that the beeches are fully established, many of the pines have been felled, leaving behind magical coppices of glorious trees. The soft ground beneath your feet is dappled by the rays of the sun, highlighting nature's precious gifts of flora and fauna.

This cheerful forest is an enjoyable place for a happy family visit. There are waymarked routes for walkers and for the more energetic, cycle routes have been thoughtfully planned. Friston forest is a place with plenty of space, so that you can almost wander at will, taking time to tarry and observe the many species of wildlife who thrive amongst the trees and bushes of this glorious habitat. Deer have been known to roam in 'out of the way' glades, they are shy creatures but you just might be lucky and catch a glimpse of one.

Friston is close to where the River Cuckmere greets the sea and from nearby Exceat Bridge there are lovely views of the wildlife inhabited watermeadows of the Cuckmere estuary. This fascinating area forms part of the Seven Sisters Country Park, there are planned nature trails and along the river there are hides for watching the wealth of wildlife this beautiful area supports.

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Birling Gap, East Sussex.

Birling Gap (52 Pictures) in the county of East Sussex

(1.2 miles, 1.9 km, direction S of Friston)

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(7.2 miles, 11.6 km, direction W of Friston)

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(9.9 miles, 15.9 km, direction W of Friston)

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The classic view of the Seven Sisters in East Sussex, with the cottage in the foreground

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(1.6 miles, 2.6 km, direction W)

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(3.7 miles, 6.0 km, direction NW)

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