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Red & white named discs with arrow logo1066 Country Walk

50 km / 31 miles

E Sussex
In September 1066, William, Duke of Normandy brought his army to Pevensey, Sussex and went on to defeat King Harold in the town of Battle in what many people know as the Battle of Hastings. You can follow in the steps of William the Conqueror taking in historical sites on a generally low level walk through ancient towns and villages, over hillsides and through woodland, and passing oast houses and windmills. The route includes the Normans' landing point at Pevensey and the battle site, and the castles at Pevensey and Herstmonceux.

There are links from the main route between Battle and Bexhill and between Doleham and Hastings. From Pevensey Castle there are further links to two points on the South Downs Way National Trail near to Jevington. In essence a link is created between the Saxon Shore Way (at Rye) and the South Downs Way. From Rye to Jevington, the route is part of the E9 E-Route.

See also E-Routes (E9).


Path Type
Paths Marked on OS mapping
Waymark: Red & white named discs with arrow logo
Red & white named discs with arrow logo
Average Gradients; Heritage; Monarchy
TQ645047 - Pevensey Castle, Pevensey, E Sussex
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TQ921202 - Rye, E Sussex
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Publications, Badges and Certificates:

1066 Country Walk (Trailguides - 2011)
1066 Country Walk (Challenge Publications - 2000)
Badge for 1066 Country Walk (Challenge Publications)
Certificate for 1066 Country Walk (Challenge Publications)


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Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right 2016.
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Large scale digital mapping is provided by John Thorn.
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Walking Support Providers:

Support Providers
Baggage Handling and Self-Guided Walks (Walk & Cycle Britain Limited)
Support Providers
Self Guided Walking Holidays (Green Traveller)

Accommodation within 5 Km of this Path:

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B & B Accommodation
Longleys Farm Cottage  (bookable online)
3 Km
7 Km

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Route Profile:

50.9 Km (31.6 miles)
775 m (2,543 ft) ascent
115 m (377 ft)  maximum height