In the Footsteps of Kings
The 1066 Country Walk is a long distance footpath in East Sussex, south-east England. It follows the progress of William, Duke of Normandy who in September 1066 brought his army to Pevensey, Sussex and went on to defeat King Harold in the town of Battle in what is now know as the Battle of Hastings. The outcome resulted in the Duke of Normandy becoming King William the First of England.
This part of the walk is leisurely stroll along the side of a number of rivers, so is nice and flat, with loads of wildlife and things to see. There are plenty of spots to stop and have a picnic and play some games. This is what we will be doing on this walk, we will visit the pigs at the beginning of the walk and once we are on the Pevensey levels, where King William camped before moving onto Battle, we will choose a nice spot to stop and play some games and have a bite to eat.
Walk Leader: Jim Murray
We meet at Pevensey Castle near the Royal Oak and Castle pub, where there is plenty of Parking. You do have to pay here but it is only £3.00 for the day.
Please bring your own picnics and outdoor games.
Dogs welcome but there are usually sheep in some of the fields.
We do have to cross the busy Pevensey Bypass, which at the point we cross has clear line of sight in both directions, so we might have to wait a minute or two to get a safe clear space to cross.
This walk is approximately 7km.
Public transport to/from meeting point: https://moovitapp.com/index/en-gb/public_transportation-Pevensey_Castle-London_and_South_East-site_6827490-2122
Difficulty level: Moderate