Seaford Head

Seaford Head is the best spot to enjoy the iconic view of the majestic Seven Sisters cliffs. Please be aware if you are walking east from Seaford sea front or west from Hope Gap you should take care as a significant crack has appeared and there has been a major cliff fall. Stay well away from the cliff edge and follow any diversions. Seaford Head is managed by the Sussex Wildlife Trust in partnership with Seaford Town Council, the site owners.

Seaford Head is the best place to enjoy spectacular views of the Seven Sisters and Cuckmere Valley. A short walk from the car park at South Hill Barn takes you to one of the most spectacular views of the Seven Sisters, a wonderful undulating line of chalk cliffs. However the stunning views are not the only reason to visit this nature reserve.

Seaford Head Local Nature Reserve (LNR) covers an area from Seaford Head Golf Course eastwards to the Cuckmere Valley and north to Exceat Bridge. Over 50% of the LNR is owned by Seaford Town Council and has been managed by Sussex Wildlife Trust since 2013. The rest is owned by the National Trust and East Sussex County Council. Lying within the South Downs National Park it is part of the Sussex Heritage Coast and home to many nationally rare and significant species of plants, birds and insects. Due to its outstand­ing biological and geological features it is part of the Seaford Head to Beachy Head Site of Special Scientific Interest and falls within the Beachy Head West Marine Conservation Zone.

We welcome volunteers to help us carry out work on this nature reserve - please contact Sarah Quantrill

Grazing Sheep

Sheep are currently grazing on the Cuckmere side of the reserve on the main field above the Cottages and that dog owners should keep their dogs on a lead in the vicinity of the sheep. This grazing is essential to maintain the chalk grassland. Thank you for your co-operation. 

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Reserve size:
83 hectares

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Be tick aware

Be tick aware

Now summer is here it is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of ticks, where they live and what sensible precautions you can take.

Moon Carrot at Seaford Head

Moon Carrot at Seaford Head

Members of Seaford Natural History Society carried out the annual Moon Carrot survey at Seaford Head last week. Controlling scrub on this slope seems to be having a positive effect.

Thank You, Seaford

Thank You, Seaford

Over the last two years our Seaford Community Wildlife Project has worked with schools, young people, community groups and volunteers to explore Seaford Head Nature Reserve and the local area and the amazing wildlife.

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