NOTE: The meeting point is at Charing Cross at 9.00am in front of the ticket office.
Activity: 20 km (12.4 miles) The churchyard in Crowhurst has a perhaps 2,500 year-old yew tree. Next to the church is a ruined manor house, built in the twelfth century by Walter de Scotney, supposedly a gentleman of substance, who made do with this dwelling that was a mere 6 metres by 12 metres.
The Battle of Hastings was fought on October 14th 1066, starting at 9am with Harold's unmounted forces on top of Senlac Hill (Battle), under attack from William's mounted knights, protected by infantry and archers. The Normans feigned a retreat to get the English to break ranks, and at dusk King Harold was killed. The abbey site (tel 01424 773 792) is open daily until 6pm in summer (April to September), 4pm in winter. Admission (2010) is £7.
Toughness: 4 out of 10 (beginner, intermediate)
Refreshments: Lunchtime at The Old Courthouse (tel 01424 751 603) which serves food all day, every day from 12–9pm.
By train: 9.23 train to Crowhurst arriving at 10.51
Return: 18.21 (other trains at 18.43, 19,08) train from Battle arriving at Charing Cross 19.37
Cost: £13.35 return ticket to Crowhurst based on a GroupSave of 4 people traveling together + £3 per person (NBH costs and organiser's fee). To be paid to the organiser on the day at the start of the hike.
Level: beginner, intermediate.
Things to bring:
Packed lunch (optional)
Money (cash for drinks/pub/dinner)
By taking part in this meetup you agree to the following disclaimer:
I acknowledge that hiking and mountaineering are activities with a danger of personal injury or death. My decision to voluntarily participate in these activities is an informed decision and I am aware of and shall accept such risks. I agree to be responsible for my own actions and involvement in these activities.