Et non plures

When the Normans landed in England about 110 people lived in the village of Exceat in small houses next to a church overlooking the River Cuckmere. In 1428 the same village comprised “Henry Chesman et non plures” (and no others). What had gone wrong? A walk of five miles takes in landscapes of woodland, downland, sea cliffs, estuary and river to answer this question.

Route Details

LENGTH – 5 miles

TIME – 3 hours

START – Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, BN25 4AB. (NGR 518 995)

PARKING – Seven Sisters Country Park car parks, Exceat (access off A259 and Litlington Road). Pay and display.

PUBLIC TOILETS – Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat

REFRESHMENTS – Pub at Exceat (¼ mile off route). Tea Rooms/Restaurant at Exceat

CAUTION – This walk includes a section of unfenced cliff top and two crossings of the A259 road.

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Caution

cafe

Cafe

carpark

Car park

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Gradient

Picnic bench

Picnic area

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Pub

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Shop

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Start point

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Toilet