Back on the lockdown series…
Now that the lockdown rules in the UK have been eased, my friends and I decided to take a road trip to the South Downs National Park. The South Downs National Park is a relatively new national park in England. It stretches for over 140 kilometres! All the way from Winchester in the west to Eastbourne in the east! The national park also covers the chalk hills of the South Downs which can be seen below from the pictures I took…
The National Park is also home to The Seven Sisters Cliffs. A famous spot which (for film buffs) was featured in the romantic war drama film with Keira Knightley and Benedict Cumberbatch, ‘The Atonement’ (it was the place where Robbie and Cecilia always wanted to live).
To spend the day at the beach you would need to leave Guildford quite early. It is a one-and-a-half-hour drive to get to the beach. Although the beach is not usually too crowded, it is a good idea to remember to practice caution and stick to social distancing guidelines.
There are a lot of facilities to have a small picnic by the beach, including huge recycling bins to clear away your trash in a sustainable manner. In the evening, around 9pm when the sun has set, we had to be extra cautious about bumblebees which invaded the stairwell in a swarm of kamikaze warriors. Perhaps the smell of sugar from soda cans had attracted them! We ended up hurrying into the car that evening, scared of the hive of bees that had come out to play, but happy that we had an enjoyable day at the beach.
I highly recommend this spot. I hope you find it as interesting as I did.
Hoping and praying that everyone remains safe during this time.
That’s all for now folks,