The Perimeter

Newhaven Breakwater, Sussex. Newhaven Breakwater, Sussex.

A yellow ferry chimney glides past yacht masts and a tupperware sky. A dog walker is emphatic that my chosen path to the cliffs is really boring and told me an alternative route – she was right.

WW2 Emergency Battery, Eastern gun emplacement with shell lockers. Newhaven, Sussex. WW2 Emergency Battery, Eastern gun emplacement with shell lockers. Newhaven, Sussex.

A portentous sign by a tarmac road informs me I was entering “The Brighton and Lewis Biosphere”. Three huge gun positions overlooked by a manned coastguard station suggest Newhaven must have been an important port in WW2.

Newhaven Heights, Sussex. Newhaven Heights, Sussex.

Despite the Daily Mash claiming Brighton is “To become the UK’s first ‘twats only’ town” the city can’t come too soon as this stretch of bungalow coast is Britain at its most tawdry.

Peacehaven Heights, Sussex. Peacehaven Heights, Sussex.

Very fresh and dramatic cliff erosion with alarmingly large bites into the existing footpath leaving fence wires hanging into the abyss as if…

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