Beachy Head


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Beachy Head

A chalk cliff west of Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK, which is the highest such cliff in Britain, with a vertical drop of 162 m (530 feet), making it the world’s third most popular suicide landmark, behind only the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA, and the Aokigahara forest, Mount Fuji, Japan, not far behind.
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Around 20 people a year kill themselves by throwing themselves from the chalk cliffs at Beachy Head in East Sussex, and patrols are carried out in the area in the hope of dissuading people from jumping.
"With Liam's 3 kgs claim, Beachy Head should be competitive and we at Grandstand Stables also have Mushaakis in the field, like Beachy Head, proven at Jebel Ali."
Less than a fortnight ago, the body of a man in his 20s was found at the bottom of the Cuckmere Haven cliff after he was first spotted wandering near the edge at Beachy Head.
Roger Green, of the Beachy Head Brewery in East Sussex, insisted there was no malice behind the title and that its meaning had been misconstrued.
A police spokesman said: "Just after 4.30pm on Sunday November 20, members of the public reported that a woman was seen to jump or fall from the top of cliffs at Beachy Head.
The 46-year-old was walking along downland in the Gun Gardens area of Beachy Head, near Eastbourne, East Sussex, when he slipped down a grass slope.
Widespread suggestions in the British press and on television that global warming was to blame for the impressive rock fall at Beachy Head in January, have been dismissed by geologists as ridiculous.
Last spring, in my travels around my native land, I happened upon Beachy Head, a cliff white with chalk that provides a magnificent, view of the sea, a maritime panorama complete with fishing boats and two lighthouses, one of which has red and white stripes and seems to have been designed with the sensibility of a talented Victorian child.
Principal battles: Bantry Bay (1689); Beachy Head (1690); Barfleur (1692).
"Feli's coach had a few drinks, though, that's for sure." But the Olympic champion joked he would be willing to jump off Beachy Head in celebration if he won the Nature Valley International in Eastbourne this week with his latest partner Marcelo Melo.
A spokesman for Sussex police confirmed a woman and child had died at Beachy Head and senior officers are on their way to the cliffs to begin their investigation.
Jeremy, 56, was spotted filming at Beachy Head with a team from his new Amazon Prime series The Grand Tour.