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Why not strap on your walking boots, check the weather forecast and set off on the Slater Trail, a spectacular circular walk through landscape near Seaford in East Sussex which inspired Eric Slater.  A keen walker, Slater developed an intimate knowledge of the countryside and loved to observe the cliffs, sea and sky.

The walk takes about 2 hrs 15 mins and can start in Seaford or at South Hill Barn - both offer free parking.  From the the barn there’s also the choice of two shorter circular walks, each of just over an hour.

The route takes in views on which Slater based the following woodcuts:
  • Seaford Head
  • Rough Sea
  • Cuckmere Haven
  • The Coastguard Station
  • The Stack Yard
See just how much, or how little, the scenery has changed since Eric Slater was captivated by it.

Get started by downloading the instructions (PDF file).

Download the Slater

More information about the area:
(Links to these websites are provided in good faith but without liability)
Seven Sisters Country Park
The Cuckmere Inn pub
Seaford Head Nature Reserve
Discovering fossils on Seaford Head
Cuckmere Valley - National Trust
Weather forecast
South Downs National Park
Seaford Museum Martello tower
Seaford Head Golf Course
South Hill Barn car park
Cuckmere Haven - BBC Countryfile
(left) Just one of the stunning views on the Slater Trail.  This is Cuckmere Haven.

All of Eric Slater's woodcuts, the Slater Trail and all publicity material relating to it are copyright © James Trollope - no reproduction without permission -