So which of the fabulous seven sisters is the best? First a little about our recent walk along the South Downs Way in England. This is a wonderful walk over the chalk downs. And just because it does not have the fells and peaks of other walks doesn’t mean it’s not a bit of a challenge, especially the first day out of Eastbourne.
We did two separate days of walking, the first from Eastbourne to Alfriston, and the next from Amberley to Cocking. Great churches and inns. The weather was surprisingly good, this being early Spring in Britain.
We met a number of walkers coming the other way who complained about the lack of accessible accommodation further on. The route now goes all the way to Winchester, a medieval city famous for being King Alfred’s capital during the Danish Viking invasions.
So, my choice is the First Sister, because our relationship is fresh and full of promise. By the time you get to the Seventh Sister you have had enough chalk pass beneath your feet and are happy to reach Alfriston sooner than later.