Photographer's Note

first picture of my trip to South Downs area near Eastbourne/East Sussex -- next will follow.
Beachy Head, with its dramatic white cliffs and gently undulating downs, is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Beachy Head is the most famous part of the Eastbourne Downland. South Downs encompasses a sweep of chalk downland approximately 160km in extent running from Eastbourne in East Sussex to Winchester in Hampshire. Beachy Head rises 162 metres (530 feet) above the sea below and is the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain. The main reason for Beachy Head's popularity is the wonderful panoramic view which can be seen from the cliff top. If you look east you see the beaches and town of Eastbourne, the Pier and the Harbour, and then on to Pevensey Bay and Hastings and, on an exceptionally clear day, Dungeness in Kent, nearly 40 miles away.
Lighthouse you see in the background was established in year 1828 with it's 43 m. height of tower. Beachy Head lighthouse was automated and demanned in June 1983. It is monitored 24 hours a day from the Trinity House Operations Control Centre at Harwich in Essex.

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