In the afternoon we headed back across the South Downs to the cottage via Birling Gap and Alfriston. We stopped at the Birling Gap to view the Seven Sisters white cliffs. If truth be known, actually the main reason was to buy an ice cream at the café there. However we very nearly didn't stop because the National Trust, who own the land here, wanted us to pay to park the car to buy our tub from them! An alternative parking space was found and a toffee and hazelnut ice cream tub was devoured sitting on the cliff top before continuing our tour.