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1066 Country Walk

Strand Rye - Pevensey Category Outdoor Activities, Nature & Wildlife
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In 1066, William, Duke of Normandy brought his army to Pevensey, Sussex and went on to defeat King Harold in the town of Battle in what many people know as the Battle of Hastings.

You can follow in the steps of William the Conqueror taking in historical sites on a generally low level walk through ancient towns and villages, such as Winchelsea and Rye, over hillsides and through woodland, and passing oast houses and windmills. The route includes the Normans' landing point at Pevensey and the battle site, and the castles at Pevensey and Herstmonceux.

 

What you will see on the way:

Battle Abbey and the scene of the Battle of Hastings
Carr Taylor Vineyard where you can enjoy free wine tasting
The hilltop town of Winchelsea, with its old church
The old town of Rye with its picturesque cobbled streets

 

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