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Sunday, 1 December 2019

An Ancient Cinque Port Town and Sand Dunes

SWC 154: Rye Circular T=swc.154

Distance:  11 or 12.5 Miles  (17.6 or 19.9 km for those more metrically minded)

Difficulty:  4 out of 10

Train:  Take the 9:37 AM train from London St. Pancras (9:44 from Stratford International) to Ashford International and change onto the Southern service to Hastings (arriving 10:14 and departing 10:25) to arrive in Rye at 10:46. Return trains from Rye are at roughly 50 past the hour until 21:52. Buy a day return to Rye.  

Rye is a charming place to start and finish a walk at any time of the year – so thought this would make for a pleasant early winter Sunday outing complete with a visit to the seaside……The route follows the River Rother down to Camber Sands and its magnificent sand dunes for lunch and then circles back through the marshes to Rye. There is an optional short extension on the return leg. You can find more information about the walk and download the walk instructions here.

The recommended lunch venue is the Owl Inn in Camber (01797 225 284) about 3.8 miles/6.1 km into the walk. There are plenty of tea rooms and other watering holes in Rye to quench your thirst after the walk….my personal favorite being the Ypres Castle Inn….atmospherically hidden down some steps near the top of the village….

Enjoy the walk!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

K - can you say if there is a short cut please? thanks

Stargazer said...

Hi, There does not appear to be an official short-cut described in the walk notes (just an extension) -- but, looking at the map, it does look like there is a potential "map-led" short cut from near the lunch pub which could shave off a mile-ish....

Stargazer said...

Simply, a fab day out in good company....Some came by train and some by car, in the end n=14 plus one dog set off under w=partly-cloudy-clearing-to-bright-winter-sun skies for this breezy delight. The soft winter sun first on the river, then the sea, then across the marshes cast a lovely light on the seaside and marshland...with a just a few dark clouds lurking in the distance to add a bit of drama to the scene....

All but two dined in the Owl which served very tasty and upmarket food. The picnickers joined for a drink and we all set off back through the dunes together, save for 2 who opted for puddings and a shorter return route....

Back in Rye, we were greeted with festive lights and events during a brief tour of the ancient town before retiring with a bevie in front of a fire in one of the cozy bar lounges at the Mermaid Inn...the perfect end to the day...