I offer coastal walks along the undercliff from Brighton Marina to either Rottingdean or Saltdean or visa versa, depending on the length of walk required. This is a lovely walk along the beautiful coastline where I will also tell you stories about the undercliff and its history. There are fabulous views of the Rampion Wind Farm ~ 116 turbines on a 70 square kilometre site generating enough green electricity to power half the homes in Sussex.
In1928 the parish of Rottingdean was incorporated into Brighton. To protect its new coastline and also to safeguard the vital intercepting sewer, the county borough council embarked on a great scheme to protect the cliffs to the east of Black Rock in Brighton, a project that also enabled Marine Drive to be constructed. The result was the Undercliff Walk, a sea-wall at the base of the cliffs. At a time of severe depression, 500 people were employed to do skilled rock work, many were Welsh Miners.
Photo Paul Gillett