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Saturday, 21 May 2016

Crowhurst to Battle

t=1.35 Length: 20.0km (12.4 miles)
Toughness: 4 out of 10
Transport: Take the 9:15 from London Charing Cross / 9:17 from London Waterloo East to Crowhurst arriving 10:46
Return from Battle at xx:07 and xx:37

From the description:

Down the road from the station is the church and ruined manor of Crowhurst, and from farmland nearby – on a clear day – you can see Beachy Head and the sea. The potentially muddy route goes through the woodlands and golf course of Beauport Park, to the church and lunchtime pub in the village of Westfield. It is 9.3km (5.8 miles) to this lunch stop. In the afternoon the route is mainly alongside streams or the River Brede, and passes through the parkland of the Pestalozzi Children's Village. Soon the town, church and abbey of Battle are visible ahead, lining the horizon. You may like to end the day wandering over the site of the Battle of Hastings, by the ruins of the abbey that William the Conqueror built in honour of his victory, and so to the tree marking the spot where King Harold is supposed to have been slain.

2 comments:

JohnnyHastings said...

It's a bit chilly down here but should be dry for most of the day tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

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