YouTuber is considered an ‘idiot’ after camping just yards from the cliff edge at Beachy Head

A Youtuber has been slammed after camping just steps from a dangerous cliff that regularly crumbles into the sea.

Liam Brown pitched his tent near the white cliffs near Beachy Head on the East Sussex coast.

In a video which has so far gained more than 13,000 views online, Mr Brown pitched his tent before posing for a picture sitting on the edge.

Mr Brown, whose hiking and camping videos have racked up more than nine million views, uploaded the footage yesterday.

After waking up, Liam walked over to the edge and looked over the edge of the cliff as he took another hike through the scenic area.

YouTuber Liam Brown received backlash from concerned members of the public after camping near the cliff edge at Beachy Head

Others were full of praise for Mr Brown's sense of adventure and said he inspired them to go camping.

Others were full of praise for Mr Brown’s sense of adventure and said he inspired them to go camping.

A snap posted to Twitter showed him walking a few yards from the edge and in another, Liam stood with his back to the ocean.

On Instagram and Twitter, Liam also posted a series of photos from his trip, with the caption: “You can’t beat a bit of camping next to the ocean, even if your tent is a foot from the edge.”

After pitching his tent, he told the camera, “We’re literally a meter away from that cliff, so hopefully it doesn’t fall.”

In the 22-minute film titled ‘Wild Hiking and Camping in the South Downs’, Liam can then be seen having breakfast and packing up his tent.

His channel – has 117,000 subscribers on the platform – used the tagline “I get uncomfortable being comfortable”.

The YouTuber has since received backlash from concerned members of the public. One onlooker said: ‘Stupid and dangerous to camp so close to that cliff edge. Chalk erosion and cliff falls are common in this region.

“The emergency services have better things to do than pick up injured or dead idiots from the rocks below.”

One commenter called him “idiot of the week”, while another wrote: “Do you have a death wish?”

On Instagram and Twitter, Liam also posted a series of photos from his trip, with the caption:

On Instagram and Twitter, Liam also posted a series of photos from his trip, with the caption: “You can’t beat a bit of camping next to the ocean, even if your tent is a foot from the edge”

Last August, much of the cliff near Birling Gap fell, cutting off a path leading to a famous lighthouse - which had already receded 50 meters in 1998 -

Last August, much of the cliff near Birling Gap fell, cutting off a path leading to a famous lighthouse – which had already receded 50 meters in 1998 –

But others were full of praise for Mr Brown’s sense of adventure and said he inspired them to go camping.

One of them said, “This man is not afraid! There’s no way in hell I’m ever camping this close to the edge of a cliff. Nice one mate and a great video.’

Another added: “My eight year old loves your videos and we normally watch one just before bedtime.” Thanks to you, we are going camping in a few weeks and if he likes it, we do a whole week during the summer holidays.

While a third person said: “Liam is that youtuber who makes you want to leave your house and go on a hike and wild camp.”

In the description of the video, Mr Brown added: ‘This was one of the most scenic campsites I have stayed in.’

“I plan to wild camp in all 15 UK national parks – this time it was the South Downs; 13 down, two left.

Despite the dangers, more than 350,000 visitors visit the cliffs at Birling Gap and Seven Sisters each year, adding to the pressure on the beauty spot.

Despite the dangers, more than 350,000 visitors visit the cliffs at Birling Gap and Seven Sisters each year, adding to the pressure on the beauty spot.

Coastal erosion has knocked tons of chalk cliffs into the sea in recent years, with around 50 incidents recorded between April 2020 and 2021.

There have also been 13 incidents of hikers stranded on the beach below after being cut off by the tide.

Last August, a large part of the cliff near Birling Gap fell, cutting off a path leading to a famous lighthouse – which had already receded 50 meters in 1998 -.

HM Coastguard said the size of the drop illustrated the dangers of getting too close to the edges of the cliffs, following a recent increase in the number of people leaning over the edge.

Despite the dangers, more than 350,000 visitors visit the cliffs at Birling Gap and Seven Sisters each year, adding to the pressure on the beauty spot.

Since the channel started last June, Liam has uploaded videos of him camping in Dartmoor in Devon, the New Forest which covers Hampshire and Wiltshire as well as Exmoor in the South West and John O’Groats in Scotland.

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