Visit of French Ramblers

In October, 2018, Seaford Ramblers put on a walk for members of a French Walking Group from Normandy who were
visiting the area.

Sue Belchamber led the walk, starting from the Martello Tower where 10 Seaford Ramblers joined the 14 from France.

It was a blustery, but sunny, day as we walked from Martello up Seaford Head and down to the Cuckmere at Coastguard
Cottages,stopping to admire the view of the Seven Sisters. We continued along river bank to Exceat where
some of the club members left. The remainder went along the concrete road towards Cuckmere Haven and up over Haven
Brow. It was a stiff climb and we were all pleased to get to the top. It was a bit overcast by then with a strong
south easterly breeze but we found a sheltered spot at the bottom of Rough Brow to have lunch.

The visitors had brought wine for lunch, which we shared, together with fresh tomatoes and finally mint chocolates
- delicious.

The force of the wind was increasing and as rain too was forecast, we decided to leave the Seven Sisters
via Crowlink proceed to Friston. We walked past the pond and church, down through the field to East Dean village
which the visitors found most attractive. We finally sat outside the Tiger and Hikers Rest for refreshments
before catching the bus back to Seaford.

Our French visitors appeared to very pleased with the walk and this is an extract from their letter of thanks:

Thanks for organising, and Sue for leading, our walk with your group last week. Everyone thoroughly
enjoyed it and seeing the lovely views of the Seven Sisters. Also seeing East Dean which for me is really the
typical quaint English village.
We were lucky with the weather, the rain started as we arrived back in Brighton!
Attached is a photo of our group that walked this morning. Sue and Betty should recognize some us!
We hope to see you over here some time.
Thanks again.
Wendy, Angeline and the rest of the group

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