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Saturday, 27 May 2017

Saturday Walk - Robertsbridge to Battle

Saturday Walk - Robertsbridge to Battle 

Length   10.7 miles (17.2 km) 4 out of 10
4 out of 10 refers to the circular, and this is a mostly different walk.

Battle Abbey is English Heritage and closes at 6.00pm. With an hour for lunch you should get there around 5pm. "The Battle of Hastings, fought on 14 October 1066, is one of the best-known events in England’s history, when William of Normandy defeated the army of King Harold of England. The battlefield owes its survival to the founding by William the Conqueror of Battle Abbey on the site as penance for the bloodshed. Much of the battlefield became part of the abbey’s great park, which formed the core of a country estate after the abbey’s suppression in 1538."

Trains: CORRECTION.  Get the 1019 Hastings train from Cannon Street station ariving 1134. Buy a return to Battle.
return trains are xx07 & xx37 until 1907 when they are hourly xx07.

Lunch: A late lunch.  The Queens Head Seddlescombe, TN33 0QA (01424 870228), 7 miles (11.2km) from the start of the walk, food all afternoon and advertises a large garden.

Tea: The walk instructions suggest the Pilgrims Rest, but their website seems to be focussed on being a wedding venue. There is The Senlac Inn, 2 minutes from the station.


Anonymous said...

I have just checked the website for the trains out from Canon St and it looks like we need to change at Battle.
In at 11.03 and out at 11.07 and one stop to Robertsbrige arriving at 11.14
Or have I misread something ?
Ivor Chessticoff

PeteG said...

Apologies for the mistake. I've opted for the later direct train. Thanks for noticing!

Anonymous said...

Link to walk directions for those new to the group (and welcome). Robertsbridge to Battle is one of the options outlined in this link:

JohnnyHastings said...

Simply Italian located in the George Hotel in Battle High Street does a pretty good tea/coffee and cake deal. There is a branch of Costa also.

Anonymous said...

Circle and District lines disrupted

Ian T said...

N=18 (including one who did the Robertsbridge circular by mistake) w=sunny-hot About 4 got the earlier train.
Chaos at Cannon Street with only one ticket window coping with a bank holiday queue - and only one working machine. People were waved through in the end.
It sure is a long strenuous jomp to the “lunch” pub. The fastest got there about 2:15 Me? 3:15 (Though, to be fair, had we wished, we could have stopped at the Cross Inn sooner.) People seemed to like what they got in the Queens Arms. My peanuts were fine.
Some minor obstructions and obfuscations en route. But nothing that couldn’t be climbed over or untied. And whover owns that "bull" we had to "beware of", you'd better have a look, mate, it ain't there! There were lot of blue butterflies flying in one of the wildflower meadows. (The same field as the alleged bull if I remember right). And so to Battle where some retired to the George. A quick half in the Senlac for me.

Ian T said...

Forgot to mention. One of them gizmo people had the walk length at over 12 miles