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Medium walk: The hills and forests of the High Weald and 1066 country

This medium walk (20km or 11.8 miles) will take us through the gorgeous High Weald around Battle.

The historians amongst you will know this as 1066 country or the area where the Battle of Hastings took place. Let’s just say that poor King Harold didn’t like that year very much.

This is a hilly walk with some amazing views, local sheep, a mix of fields and woodland and of course a mid-way pub. (It’s still too cold for picnicking) But be prepared. It will be muddy!


Difficulty: 5 out of 10. We'll keep an easy pace and though you'll need a good pare of hiking boots, you don't need to be especially fit or experienced to complete this walk.

Meeting point is London Bridge Station in front of M&S at 8am.

Costs: 14.60.This is for your train ticket. As always, I don’t make money out of these walks, but feel free to buy me a pint in the pub.


Bring:
- Plenty of water
- Sensible footwear with good grip. Hills + Mud = Slippery Slopes.
- Waterproofs – It’s England after all
- Snack for the train and breaks
- Cash for the pub

In a nutshell:
- Meet at M&S London Bridge Station at 8am
- We’ll be back in London around 7 or 8pm.
- We're going rain or shine, unless conditions are hazardous.


Please note that the will be no train stations mid-way. By signing up you declare yourself fit and healthy enough to complete the walk.

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  • ARANTZA

    In spite of muddy tracks,my English and my shoes, I enjoyed with nice people.I'll be joing another walk by Dorien. Thank you very munch.

    3 · March 17, 2013

  • Muhammad A.

    Even though, the weather was harsh, muddy tracks but it was a Wonderful Experience. Nice & friendly people, good conversations. I'll be joining another walk very soon. Well Organised by Dorien. Thanks

    2 · March 16, 2013

  • Michael H.

    Great walk, despite the horrible weather, and will definitely go again with The 500 Miles!

    2 · March 16, 2013

  • Fiona T.

    wish I could go but will be exploring Cantervury this weekend

    March 15, 2013

  • Linda :.

    :-(

    March 14, 2013

  • Doreen

    Nope. So long as we can see 100 yards in front of us the walk is going ahead. Rain or shine. (It's England, after all)

    But if the walk is cancelled for whatever reason, yes you'll get a refund.

    Also, I'd prefer it if you paid by PayPal. People have a habit of not showing up if they haven't paid in advance. (Me? Trust issues? ;) )
    If you don't have PayPal send me a message on the500miles at gmail dot com and we'll work something out.

    March 12, 2013

    • Doreen

      sorry, that's the500miles at gmail dot co dot uk

      March 13, 2013

  • Colin

    Sounds a great walk but I'll be in the lake district this weekend

    March 12, 2013

  • Doreen

    Hi Matthew, it is so long as the weather stays reasonable. Walking through knee-high drifts of snow is not my idea of fun.

    March 11, 2013

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