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Saturday, 6 October 2018

Robertsbridge to Battle


Length: 17km / 11m   Note, this is version 2.20b of this walk !
Toughness: 4 / 10
Transport: Take the 9:15 train from London Charing Cross to Robertsbridge arriving 10:34. Return trains from Battle are at xx:07 with additional trains at 16:44, 17:37 and 18:37. Buy a day return to Battle.

This is a nice walk through rolling countryside with an equal mix of woodland and open meadows finishing at the place of that famous battle. The recommended lunch pub is the Queens Head at Sedlescombe which serves lunch until 16:00. The Cross Inn at Staplecross is too early in the walk.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

10 on the scheduled train and 1 on a later train but caught up with the group at the lunch pub. n=11. Weather held up for us, we had a complete dry morning till 2pm when we arrived at Queens Head at Sedlescombe. Whilst walkers on Aldermaston had a gourmet feast, only 3 ate in the pub, must be the record low for a saturday walk. Nevertheless, nearly all had a drink in the pub. Some drizzle in the afternoon but lasted only briefly. We got to the tea room in Battle about 4:30pm mostly dry, Hahaha.... Tea and cakes were consumed. One walker spotted an Ostrich earlier on the walk, two walkers were offered coke for refreshment by a farmer then a tour of his goats, cute! All agreed, the walk appeared longer and tougher than 'advertised'. One GPS registered 12 miles and the other 13 miles. The path in the afternoon was unrecognisable at the times, with high grass, high stalks left in the fields after harvest, making this walk more of 7/10 as oppose to 4/10.