Following the issue of the November 2014 issue of ‘1066 and Other Walks’( November Newsletter ), I received this reply from George Bailey, General Manager, Bodiam Castle, National Trust:
“Thanks for the update. I wanted to make you aware of a change which has happened over the summer to our ticket entry process.
The ticket office is now located on the edge of the car park and visitors are requested to pay for admission to the castle and grounds.
This should not make a difference to your book if they are being routed along the public footpath network; staff are advised that the public has an absolute right to walk on the rights of way.
I thought you should be advised before you get any response from anyone testing the route or buying the book.”
Thank you George. Both 1066 Harold’s Way and Three Castles and an Ironmaster’s House follow the Public Rights of Way and I hope that walkers will still be able to use the Bodiam Castle Cafe for much needed refreshments.