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INTRODUCTION

The 1066 Country Walk is a fairly easy, generally low level walk  which starts at Pevensey Castle in East Sussex and goes via Battle, where William the Conqueror defeated King Harold of England, to finish in the charming, historic town of Rye. The 32.12 mile route makes for an ideal long-distance walking weekend, with a suggested overnight stop either at Battle (just past half way) or at Westfield (which leaves just 10.50 miles to cover on the final day). There are good rail links to Pevensey, Battle and Rye which make this easily accessible to walkers based in London and the Home Counties. 

The Walk goes through some glorious countryside containing picturesque towns, quaint hamlets, magnificent castles, Anglo-Saxon and Norman churches, oast houses, windmills, ancient woodland, rivers and stunning valleys. This unique area represents a true microcosm of history down the ages, having been occupied by the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Normans; survived the Black Death in 1348, the Great Plague in 1665, and the threat of Napoleonic invasion in the early 19th century; and finally witnessed the Battle of Britain played out in the skies overhead during 1940.






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