Black Girls Hike: Seven Sisters -Geological information walk

Saturday 2th April

Seven Sisters Geological information walk (Saturday 2nd April, 11am) Easy, 5K


This is a circular walk funded by the Open University to promote the earth and ocean sciences through walks with local community groups to deliver education on the landscape in an alternative way. The walk will start from the car park, and it will give information on the land management system, river straightening, historic land use, geological changes to the area, history of chalk, properties of chalk and the scientific significance of the area.

This is an incredibly short walk that will be done very slowly in order to engage participants with the information and so we can discuss some talking points around the topics discussed. This walk is recommended for all abilities as there will be no stiles, stairs or inclines.

This is a flat walk for the purpose of education on the ocean and earth sciences. It is important therefore to bring surplus layers and warm clothing listed below. Also note that flasks are recommended. There is a cafe on site for buying a hot drink however lunch is recommended. There will be an optional hike after the walk for those happy to get some inclines!

Meeting time: 10:45 (meeting point will be detailed in the confirmation email)

Start time: 11:00

Distance: 4 Miles

Difficulty: Easy – Lowland refined open chalk land. There is no tree cover so waterproof kit is advised. Please see the weather recommendations closer to the time to check for what will be appropriate. As the area is exposed, please expect high winds. Most of the walk will be along the estuary on a levelled path until we get to the pebble beach.

Age: 18+

How much is it? Suggested donation £5 As a registered non-profit, your support helps our community grow. Enabling us to provide opportunities for Black women across the UK to explore and reconnect with nature.

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Can I come to Black Girls Hike?

As the name suggests, this is a safe space for Black/Mixed Race cis and trans women and non-binary people of Black African and / or Caribbean descent who are comfortable in a space that centres the experiences of Black women. We are not a BAME, POC, BIPOC, WOC, Politically Black or Ally organisation.

What do I need to bring?

Walking boots with ankle support. No pumps or sliders.

  • Food and water
  • Extra layers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Rucksack

Please ensure any medication is bought with you e.g., asthma pump or epi pen

Planning your journey

●Join our Facebook group to arrange car shares and connect with other hikers –

(When requesting to join the FB group, please answer the membership questions)

●You can use to plan your route

The walk will be filmed, and members are encouraged to post on social media tagging the Open University and Black Girls Hike UK C.I.C (@BGH_UK)

*This meet is also not led by qualified ML and is therefore not insured; you will be attending at your own risk*