Covid-19 - getting back outdoors
Our groups in England are now able to offer events, starting from the 18th of July, with a maximum of six participants on each event. To take part in any of these events you must book using the ticketed booking system. If the event you are looking at does not show ticket options it is either fully booked, or has not yet been set up to take bookings. Our Scottish and Welsh groups are still not able to run events at this time, but we hope this will change in the near future as guidance from the relevant governments is updated.
A circular walk of 8.1 miles from Bexhill-on-sea. The walk itself will start in quaint Bexhill Old Town area. We will walk along Hastings Road toward the Combe Valley Park. Once inside the park, we will walk a number of footpaths, including the 1066 country walk towards Crowhurst following the path of a defunct railway line closed in the 1960's. We will then head east towards the Filsham reed beds and the down towards Bulverhythe beach, making our way up Galley Hill. Once at the top, there are good views of the coastline, St. Leonards and Hastings, to the east, and Bexhill, Pevensey and Eastbourne, to the west. We will continue walking the coastline along Bexhill seafront, making our way back to the old town where we started.
The Combe Valley Countryside Park covers approximately 2.3 square miles (about 1480 acres) and provides an area of countryside between Hastings and Bexhill for public enjoyment and recreation. A network of paths exists, including from Sidley in the west, to Hollington in the east. The central valley floods in winter, encouraging waterfowl, with many ducks, geese, herons and egrets to be seen. Dragonflies and other insects abound in the summer, and many different aquatic and wetland plants thrive. Raptors such as kestrels and buzzards can often be seen hunting in the valley. The park also includes a 2 mile stretch of coastline at Bulverhythe, running from Galley Hill at Bexhill, in the west towards St Leonards, in the east.
** THIS EVENT IS NOW CANCELLED DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK AND SUBSEQUENT GOVT ADVICE/RESTRICTIONS **
Terrain / Difficulty
A moderate walk on mostly level well-defined paths, only a couple of hills.