‘Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award’

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Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood Award’

As part of a campaign to boost urban walking, ‘The Ramblers’ has launched a competition to find the best urban walk and one of the top ten nominated Towns is


There is more to Hastings then the promenade.

With its amazing views, its wealth of history, with its castle, coast, cliffs, coves and woodlands, its tales of intrigue and smuggling, it is a great place to walk.

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‘History Walks’ supports Old Town Hastings in its bid for the Best Urban Walk

Voting closes on March 13th –  Vote Now, Vote here


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A Dream of a Winter’s Walk

History Walks – More than just footsteps on a path

For A Taste of Hastings and St Leonards

Discover and Explore ‘Pub Walks in Hastings and St Leonards’

Walk 2 The North Star and Alexandra Park


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Check out the walk on You Tube


Walk 1 The General Havelock, The Pier and The America Ground

Walk 3 The Horse and Groom and St Leonards

Walk 4 The Plough, West Hill, George Street and The Albion

Walk 5 The Royal Standard, East Hill, All Saints Street and the Cinque Port Arms


‘Pub Walks in Hastings and St Leonards is also available as an e-book (Amazon Kindle) and by mail order from History Walks

To see all the walks and for details of how to buy: Click Here ​

Web: www.1066haroldsway.co.uk

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Expand Your World

Take A Walk in the Park


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The North Star and Alexandra Park, Hastings.

Pub Walks in Hastings and St Leonards

Probably one of the best parks in the country.

Venture beyond the wide-open spaces of children running and playing and mums and dads trying to keep up. Cross the road into the beginnings of winding paths and streams that weave between the trees. A miniature railway has occasional outings to the whoops and shouts of its passengers.

Gentle climbs lead you beyond a fishing lake into the beginnings of a steep valley with unmade paths that follow the stream to Old Roar Ghyll – imagining and exploring. There are ferns and overhanging trees, the sound of the water rushing through gullies and a feel of mystery, emphasised by a darkness even in high summer.

Back the same way to walk to the other side of that fishing lake and a track carpeted with leaves. It leads to more black pools surrounded by dark trees and the path climbs but the steepest hill is left to the last to ensure your thirst for a pint at The North Star that is just around the corner.

The return leads you downhill through the trees to that more manicured park, past the café and children’s playground to the gates and full circle’

The North Star is a treat too. A proper pub with little of the 21st century. It was most likely named after the famous railway locomotive built by George Stephenson for the Great Western Railway. At one point, the locomotive was shipped to New Orleans, intended for the New Orleans Railway but the money could not be found to pay for it and it was duly returned. But why The North Star when it was so far from the station? Maybe the link is Joseph Wisden, a former guard on the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, who built the pub in the late 1860s with steam still running through his veins.

The beer is good too!

Check out the walk on      You Tube

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Pub Walks in Hastings and St Leonards is available from Hastings Tourist Information and from The Bookkeeper, Kings Road, St Leonards and by mail order from www.1066haroldsway.co.uk

Tis the season to be walking

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Kick the leaves in Alexandra Park this Christmas and treat yourself to a pint at The North Star before returning home.

You deserve it.

Watch the walk on You Tube http://www.1066haroldsway.co.uk/you-tube

Pub Walks in Hastings and St Leonards is available now from Hastings Tourist Information and from The Bookkeeper, Kings Road, St Leonards on Sea.

Also by mail order from History Walks www.1066haroldsway.co.uk