Flagstaff Point

Published 13 May 2012

Sarsen Stone Monument on Flagstaff Point

All this May A Sunday Picture is celebrating a stretch of coastline between Cuckmere Haven and Eastbourne in the South East of England. It’s a lovely coast and my favourite coastal walk.

Most of the times I have walked it, the weather has been fantastic and the coast has been busy. But I first walked it on a gloomy February day in 2009. It rained. And the coast was still beautiful.

On this particular day (a weekday as I recall) the coastal path was completely empty, leading to a rather surreal experience when the fog came down shortly after.

Anyway this is a sarsen stone monument on Flagstaff Point on the Seven Sisters. It commemorates William Charles Campbell who bought and donated this particular section of coastline to the nation. It’s owned now by the National Trust.

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