Pub Walks in 1066 Country

I want to tempt you with some short but exhilarating walks, a wealth of fascinating local history, good pubs and of course, good beer.

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Here is a selection of four Pub walks that encourage you to explore 1066 Country on foot and in the process, discover some tremendous country walks.

I am not claiming they are the best pubs but they are ones that I enjoy, chosen for their location, beer and conviviality and the opportunity to walk, to explore and discover the 1066 Countryside.

All the walks are accessible by public transport, mostly by Stagecoach services, and the occasional train. Leave the car at home and enjoy a pint and let the ‘bus’ take the strain.

In these Four Pub Walks, it is the walk that takes pride of place and that welcome pint in that friendly pub is the reward for all your effort.

Enjoy the experience.

The Ramblers have crowned Hastings Old Town as Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2018

Pub Walks in 1066 Country is available now from Hastings Tourist Information, Hastings Pier, The Bookkeeper (Kings Road St Leonards) and British Design, British Made and AHA in Battle or direct from History Walks

History Walks – more than just steps on a footpath.

www.1066haroldsway.co.uk 

Rock a Nore to De La Warr

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This is a walk that starts at Rock a Nore, at the easterly extreme of Hastings, and finishes at the De La Warr – that grand art deco pavilion on Bexhill’s promenade.

It is an historic route with much to occupy the imagination.

It is a hop on and hop off kind of walk, do as little or as much as you want but it is not a race. Take your time and enjoy the history with plenty of opportunity to stop for tea, coffee and, if warm enough, ice creams with a Stagecoach bus to take you home.

The Ramblers have crowned Hastings Old Town as

Britain’s Best Walking Neighbourhood 2018

Rock a Nore to De La Warr is available now from Hastings Tourist Information, Hastings Pier and The Bookkeeper, Kings Road St Leonards.

and direct from

History Walks

History Walks – more than just steps on a footpath

http://www.1066haroldsway.co.uk

Something for the weekend

If it is not too cold or it is not too wet and the match on the television is not worth watching, try something a little special to add a little extra to the weekend.

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Walk from General Havelock to the Pier and back around the America Ground.

You may have walked the route many times before but on History Walks there will always be something new to catch your attention before indulging in that much needed pint.

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Pub Walks in Hastings and St Leonards is available from

  • Hastings Tourist Information, Breeds Place Hastings
  • The Bookkeeper, Kings Road, St Leonards
  • Mail Order fro History Walks 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

Temptation

 

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‘Pub Walks in Hastings and St Leonards’ will tempt you with some short but exhilarating walks, a wealth of fascinating local history, good pubs and of course, good beer.

But to discover Hastings and St Leonards’ best beers you will need to strike out beyond the promenade – and take a brave step that often defeats many visitors, and even residents, by visiting places that are not on the usual tourist trails.

This selection of five Pub walks will encourage you to explore another side to Hastings and St Leonards and in the process, discover some tremendous urban trails.

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

Also available to download as an e-book from Kindle

and direct from History Walks

Something for a Summer Weekend

Walks in 1066 Country:

No 4:   Hastings to Rye

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The latest in the series of ‘Walks in 1066 Country’ now available from:

· Hastings Tourist Information

· The History House, Courthouse Street, Hastings

· The Bookkeeper, Kings Road, St Leonards on Sea

· Central St Leonards, 11 Marine Court, St Leonards on Sea

· AHA, Mount Street, Battle

· British Design British Made, High Street, Battle

· Bramley & Teal, Cranbrook

www.1066haroldsway.co.uk

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A Good Day For A Walk

10 Dec HW4 A good day for a walk

Hastings to Rye

It is surprising that one of the most picturesque routes in the South-East of England is not walked more often.

Perhaps it is the challenge of all the ups and downs of Hastings Country Park, following the Saxon Shore Way to Cliff End and beyond into Pett Level, or it may be that many of the walks end in Hastings rather than start there and reading walk instructions back to front is not easy.

‘Hastings and Rye’ just slips off the tongue, both Cinque Ports, both have a long history and both are linked together by a road, rail and public footpaths and, of course, there must be a walking guide that links the two. Surprisingly, this is hard to find and as a result, there is a need for a new short History Walk, ‘Walking Hastings to Rye’ and number 4 in the series.

One of the walks can be taken at a more leisurely pace that enjoys, or rather avoids the rather more extreme route of the coastal path to Fairlight and is a walk that can be enjoyed by people with at least a little country walking experience. The walk is split into three sections, handy for a Stagecoach bus back to Hastings and each with a pub at the end to celebrate the walk and a chance to explore Winchelsea, Camber Castle and Rye. Walk the next section another time after all 12 miles is still 12 miles whether you walk it all in one go or over a couple of days. Even the climb up to East Hill can be circumvented, for if the steps are too daunting you can always ride up in style on the East Hill Lift, I won’t tell if you don’t tell!

The second walk is a little bit more of a challenge, at least for the first part to Fairlight. This ‘undulating’ coastal route is just as demanding as parts of the Cornish Coastal Path and enough to set the pulse racing with steps fit for giants, steepish descents and over 1000 feet to climb and at the end, a quick jog down to The Cove at Fairlight for that well deserved pint with the bus stop on the road just outside to take you back to Hastings.

Either route will take you to Rye in a day with time to spare although I did leave the rest and recuperation until the end with sandwiches for a picnic on the beach at Cliffe End, about halfway. If you are travelling light, The Smugglers pub by the beach does food and from there it is almost flat all the way to Rye, unless you make the detour up the hill to Winchelsea to visit this historic town.

The guide book for this 12 mile History Walk will be available from Hastings Tourist Information early in the New Year (2016), price £2.50.