This walk has been cancelled

Leader injury.

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Metropolitan Walkers Group

The London-based hiking group for people in their 20s - 30s.

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Overview

This is the fifth in the mountain fitness series of five walks aimed at improving fitness and stamina. 

Bring packed lunch. Pub stop for drinks only. Optional pub at the end for drinks and/or dinner. 

The Long Man and His Sisters is a horseshoe shaped walk in the South Downs National Park. It starts in Hampden Park and continues up Willingdon Hill and Combe Hill. The next hill is Wilmington Hill with views of the long man hill figure cut into the landscape. We continue to the village of Alfriston and then on to the Long Brow Hill in Friston Forest. The walk then passes through the visitor center at Exceat and hugs the coast through the Seven Sisters country park with several ascents and descents. We finish in Eastbourne.

As with all of our strenuous walks, this is not recommended for your first walk with us. If you are a regular member or if you enjoyed the earlier walks in the series, but want something longer, faster and hillier then this would be a good one to join.

Terrain: Chalk downs, muddy footpaths, hills

Total ascent: 900m

Travel: Take 8:46 from Victoria (8:53 Clapham Junction), arr. 10:21 Hampden Park.

Buy return to Eastbourne.

Meet on the west side near the main station building on Station Approach road.

Sunday, 24 March 2024
Start time:
10:25 am
Estimated finish time:
6:30 pm
Difficulty:
Strenuous
Distance:
35km / 21.7mi
Ascent:
900m / 2953ft
Type:
linear

Features

  • Accessible by public transport

Starting point

Grid reference:
TQ 60746 02099
Nearest postcode:
BN22 9ND
what3words:
weedy.cried.ruins
Start time:
10:25 am

Hampden Park Station

Finishing point

Grid reference:
TV 60942 99081
Nearest postcode:
BN21 3LP
what3words:
blunt.email.hill
Estimated finish time:
6:30 pm

Eastbourne Station

Join the Ramblers and enjoy

  • unlimited free access to 50,000 Ramblers group walks
  • a library jam-packed with thousands of tried-and-tested routes
  • a welcome pack teeming with top tips plus our quarterly Walk magazine
  • exclusive discounts from our partners
  • knowing your support is opening up more places to walk and helping more people discover the joy of walking