River Cuckmere
Graphic print - Adam McNaught-Davis
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From Brighton there are two ways to get to Eastbourne. One is much better than the other, taking you along a scenic coast road which passes through Seaford before dropping down to Cuckmere Haven.

Walkers enjoy a stroll to the sea’s edge while the more active paddle canoes in still waters.

But if you drive on a little further the road’s incline soon reveals one of the most spectacular estuary views anywhere in Britain, as the meanders of the old river wind towards the English Channel.

It’s the cause of many a near miss as drivers’ heads are drawn to gaze. Captured here in a simple graphic illustration the autumnal sky adds a hazy stillness to the image and also mimics the bends of a river no longer flowing.