We are restarting some events with the easing of lockdown restrictions.
Currenly walks in England can restart from the 29th of March. Walks in Scotland may take place with a maximum of 15 participants, but all participants (and walks) must stay within their own local authority area. Walks in Wales are not currently able to restart.
A fairly gentle 8 mile circular walk starting from Rye. We will take the 1066 Country Walk south-east out of Rye below Cadborough Cliff, followed by some quiet tarmac lanes past Winchelsea Station and on to explore the small medieval town of Winchelsea itself. As well as many fine houses, its magnificent church has some spectacular early 20th Century stained glass windows and the grave of Spike Milligan in its churchyard, where we will stop for lunch. From Winchelsea we will walk eastwards along the Royal Military Canal Path, which is firstly a tarmacked road and then a footpath through Castle Water Nature Reserve. Here we will encounter the ruins of Camber Castle, a flower-shaped fort that is now well inland, but when it was built in the time of King Henry VIII as a defence against a possible French invasion, it was on the then the shoreline. From Camber Castle we will continue north on the footpath back into Rye.
Terrain / Difficulty
A mostly flat walk on good footpaths and minor roads, with one small hill in Winchelsea.