'950 years Commemoration'

Sat 9th Apr 2016

Walk Details:

Event Details Updated
Updated 21/12/2015 with distance Updated 4/4/2016 with slightly later train times
Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
Meet Robertsbridge station (London Bridge 08.23) and finish at Battle station around 17.30

A 20ml walk using Explorer 124 following Harold's army through typical High Weald scenery and visiting the battle site

General Notes
Buy return train ticket to Battle

Entry Details:


Walk Report

950 Years Commemoration, Saturday 9th April 2016
10 walkers, 19 miles - leader Jerome Ripp
Mud, brown mud, black mud, swampy mud, clay mud, slippery mud, sludgy mud. If this was the case in 1066, maybe Harold and his army thought that William would just turn round and head back to Normandy. Anyway, despite all this and the grey leaden skies, we did have a good walk heading east from Robertsbridge to gain high ground as an army might have done to Staplecross and later south east through dense woodlands to Seddlescombe for lunch. The afternoon was spent on various sections of the 1066 country walk as we headed south towards Crowthorne to pick up tracks that William's army might have used on their way to Battle which we reached just as the clouds cleared and good weather arrived.


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