Battle to Hastings

Sun 4th Jul 2010

Walk Details:

Event Type
Group Walk
Southern England
Local Group
Start Time
(Battle Stn. Depart London Waterloo 9:17. Along the 1066 Country Walk and the Saxon Shore Way. Lunch in Icklesham. Ldr Peter Buchwald)
Start and Finish

Entry Details:


Walk Report

Battle to Hastings, Sunday 4th July 2010
10 walkers and a dog, 20 miles - leader Peter Buchwald

We set out briskly from Battle station
Walking westward in the Conqueror's steps
Through forests green and rolling meadows
Talking of history in the bright sunlight.

Our wonderful small dog had a great time
Jumping over stiles and running happily along
Just pleased to be with us on his lead
At lunch we tethered him so he could rest.

We drank good beer and had good food
But alas! an old witch spoiled our fun
We left the pub in trepidation
Continued our walk with reconsolidation.

Past a village church, through orchards,
An old windmill and a military canal
To hills where fires were once lit
Guiding the ships into old Hastings town.


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