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Lazar

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1066 Trail
« on: 20:09:03, 12/02/21 »
Hi has anyone walked the 1066 trail hopefully thinking of doing it in July.

Dovegirl

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #1 on: 22:10:40, 12/02/21 »
I've walked a few sections but not the entire trail

Lazar

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #2 on: 00:27:19, 13/02/21 »
Thanks did you enjoy the sections you did.

Dovegirl

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #3 on: 11:39:44, 13/02/21 »
Thanks did you enjoy the sections you did.


Yes, very much so. It's scenically varied, from the rolling pretty Wealden countryside to the pleasant waterside walking of the Pevensey Levels. There's a lot of historic interest en route  - eg Pevensey Castle, the very picturesque little towns of Winchelsea and Rye, and the site of the Battle of Hastings.

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #4 on: 13:51:47, 13/02/21 »
I liked it as well, I had to make a detour on the Pevensey levels due to 'frisky' cows' but it proved easy to do. My first wild camp was a couple of miles before Battle, there was a flatbed trailer parked on the edge of a wood, I just put my groundsheet, mattress on the wood planks etc and slept 3' from the ground. The following morning after having breakfast in a Battle cafe I always remember sitting on a bench sorting myself out, watching and listening to a grandad and a grandma who were showing their two grandchildren around. It was the children's names that got stuck in my brain, Stylus and Elgar. I also remember the scenery, the really hot weather, the wonderful balmy nights and the great pubs en route. At the finish I hitchhiked home, one man driving to Southampton, who kindly dropped me at my front door.

Lazar

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #5 on: 14:04:41, 13/02/21 »
Sounds like a great adventure itís going to be a defo for me if we are allowed.

Dovegirl

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #6 on: 18:09:04, 13/02/21 »
Here's a link to a blog about the trail, with some photos

http://worthingwanderer.blogspot.com/search/label/1066%20Country%20Walk

Lazar

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #7 on: 18:20:11, 13/02/21 »
Thank you.

Dyffryn Ardudwy

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #8 on: 13:29:08, 14/02/21 »
I have just been watching the Dan Snow series currently on the History section of BBCi player.

He gives a great account of the history of the surrounding area, and follows the trail from beginning to end.


There's a significant reason why, Duke William of Normandy, chose this location on the SE coast of England.


Dan Snow also has another episode, about the Welsh Marcher Lords and the large number of Norman Motte & Bailey castles on the English Welsh border, near Abergavenny and surrounding area.

Well worth a peep.
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Lazar

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Re: 1066 Trail
« Reply #9 on: 13:39:30, 14/02/21 »
Iíll find that Ta.