The 1066 classic

Sat 9th Jan 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
* Note train departure from Charing Cross re-timed to 08.00 from 07.54 shown in "Strider". But because of extensive engineering works at this time of year, please check latest times on National Rail website (http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/) before setting off. * Note also change to ticket details
Event Type
Group Walk
Region
Southern England
Local Group
London
Distance
17ml.
Route
Meet 09.42 at Battle (08.00 [updated from 07.54 shown in "Strider"] from Charing Cross)

Following the 1066 route from Battle of Hastings site to Pevensey Castle where the Normans landed, via classic Wealden hilly scenery and then over the Pevensey Levels. Pub lunch probably at Bulls Head in Boreham Street

General Notes
** Various ticket options. Cheapest may be to get day return to Battle and then single from Pevensey to Battle for return.. ** Take torch in case of late finish NOTE: there will still be rail works at London Bridge so train times subject to change. Check national rail website before setting off
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Walk Report

1066 Classic, Saturday 9th January 2016
13 walkers, 18 miles - leader Jane Bates
Despite an unpreposessing weather forecast, 13 undeterred hikers headed to Battle (a place not an activity) to join Jane's famous 1066 Classic walk. After taking in the Abbey at Battle (built on the site of the Battle of Hastings), we headed over the Wealden fields to Tent Hill. A brief history lesson revealed how William (who presumably wasn't the Conqueror at that stage) had camped his army here on the night before that fateful battle which sealed the fate of British history for the next 1000 years. After feasting on pork scratchings at the strangely food-less pub in Boreham Street, we descended to the Pevensey Levels which although flat, were extremely hard going. Recent heavy rain had reduced the path to a quagmire and even worse in places, so the final six or so miles were the hardest part of the whole outing. A short road walk as night was falling took us through the brooding Pevensey Castle to the station in time to catch the 17:50 back to London via St Leonards.
A great day out and, apart from a shower at the end, the promised rain never arrived

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