Phil Morris: We have recently started a FB page to allow the Saltdean community to get involved in the new craze of "Secret Stones".
Welcome to Saltdean Secret Stones!
All you need to do is paint a stone and write " Facebook, Saltdean Stones" on the back adding "post a pic and re-hide" (if it fits!)
Then hide it somewhere (safe) in or near Saltdean for someone to find and hopefully brighten their day!
If you find a Saltdean Secret Stone, please post a photo of it on our page (link at foot of article) and say where it was found so we can see how far it travels. Then just hide it again somewhere new.
You can paint the stone however you wish, perhaps with a cool pattern, a fun cartoon character, an inspirational quote or an artistic design. Sharpie pens, permanent markers, nail polish, paints and varnish all work really well.
Just remember to write "Saltdean Stones, Facebook" on the back of your stone.
If you want to buy a big bag of stones/cobbles you can find them at any garden centre for about £5. Taking rocks from beaches is discouraged and you could actually be fined. Whilst taking the odd stone will do no damage, we don’t want to have a negative impact on the environment.
Don’t worry that not all hidden Saltdean Stones get a finder post - each one makes someone smile and each one is special!
No sales posts/page links, unless admin agrees before posting. Nothing inappropriate or disrespectful please. Let’s keep it positive and nice. Anything nasty will be removed (and so will you).
Note that this group is public and can be seen and accessed by anyone, so please be mindful when sharing details and posting pics.
Have fun! Enjoy
For further info you can visit our Facebook page here:
Saltdean NCT Bumps and Babies runs every Monday, 1:30-3:30pm in the community room at Saltdean Lido, BN2 8SP.
Please come along and join us for tea, cake and a chat with other new parents. An NCT breastfeeding counsellor will be available for support with feeding (however you feed your baby).
Everyone is welcome - NO NEED TO BE AN NCT MEMBER!
We ask for a £2 donation towards running costs. Hope to see you there!
Saltdean Beach Clean with special silent disco this Sunday at 11 am - weather looking fine, so get yourself down there and help out!
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Congratulations to the newly formed Sussex Coast Meccano Club who recently exhibited some fantastic models in Telscombe.
The Sussex Coast Mecanno Club are welcoming new members.
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Enter an alternative universe
First find the archway by Saltdean Lido - this is the entrance to the tunnel which runs down through the chalk cliffs to the Undercliff Walk: an alternative universe of calm, away from the hustle and bustle and traffic fumes of the City.
Stretching towards Rottingdean and Ovingdean and on to the Marina, the Undercliff walk is one of Brighton’ s best kept secrets.
Take food supplies, or money for an ice cream or drink at one of the cafes; a bucket, binoculars if you have them, sun cream - it can get very hot in the summer as the sun reflects off the white cliffs. In cooler weather take warm clothes to cover up and protect you from the sea breezes. Or dress as a smuggler. Welly boots or a spare pair of shoes and socks could be useful too.
What other things did you see on your walk?
What did you like best?
Let us know in the comments section below.
or send us your photos, drawings and videos
If you get tired out and don't feel like walking back, catch a bus from the top of the cliffs. There is a regular and frequent bus service along the main coast road.
*Dog friendly, wheelchair friendly, disabled friendly
- access by slopes (as well as by steps) at Saltdean, Rottingdean and at the Marina.
*Public toilets are available along the route.
Can you spot a fish in this picture?
OK now for a really hard one!... Can you spot a shrimp in this picture?