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HASTINGS CIRCULAR - A HIKE TO THE SEA

Hosted by the Consul of the London Countryside Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sun 19 Aug 08:30 - 18:00

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HASTINGS CIRCULAR - A HIKE TO THE SEA

Sunday Aug 19th 08.30am Protected content

Join us for a dramatic and hilly coastal cliff top walk from Hastings to the hidden and pretty Fairlight Glen beach and on to Fireheights beacon with beautiful views of the surrounding coastline. We'll also have the opportunity to visit the famous Hastings Castle

SIGHTS ALONG THE WAY

Hastings Castle

Coastal Cliff top

Fairlight Glen Beach

HASTINGS CASTLE

Follow in the footsteps of William the Conqueror and visit Hastings Castle. It`s a fascinating part of history and includes 'The Protected content - an exciting 20-minute audio-visual programme covering the Conquest and the history of the castle through the centuries.

In September Protected content , William the Conqueror landed at Pevensey and ordered the construction of a prefabricated wooden castle. He then moved on to Hastings and erected another. The ruins we see today are the remains of a stone fortress which was practically impregnable from three sides. Less than half of the original structure remains.

From the clifftops, we'll also enjoy awe-inspiring coastal views, which on a clear day extend from Beachy Head in the west to the famed white cliffs of Dover in the east. Liverworts, mosses, and lichens in the woodland and rare birds such as peregrines, black redstarts, and fulmars may be spotted on the clifftops.

Walk length: About 13 km / 8 miles return (duration: 3 hours)

This is a hilly and demanding hike with a lot of steep inclines, you need to be quite fit to join us.

Price: £5 for the guided hike paid on the day (cash) and £4.95 (Castle entry fee cash only)

Visit to the castle is not included, it`s up to you if you decide to join us.

Meeting point: We will meet at London Bridge station, next to the ticket offices. We can sort out the tickets together to get a Groupsave discount.

Meeting Time: 08:30AM

We will make our way to the platform at 09.05 am. If you're late I'm afraid we will not be able to wait and you will be missing the trip.

Train*: We'll aim to take the 09.15am train from London Bridge, arriving in Hastings at Protected content

Lunch. We'll stop on the way at the Coastguard Tea Room. A table hasn`t been booked as pubs in the village are getting extremely busy. We recommend having packed lunches with you on the day.

Hike leader: Sylwia