Some Walks

Here are examples of some local walks 

For those interested in walking the area is rich in a range of walks to suit all requirements.  The area caters for all walking tastes and distances from 2 miles to 30+ miles coast walks.  Two close by

 

Opposite the Cottage

When:  Anytime best on a hot summer afternoon from say 3-6pm  Really pleasant leisurely short walk

Duration: Takes about 1hr. 

Suitability:  anyone with general fitness and mobility.  Not suitable buggies etc.

Type: An easy, mostly level walk through fields, woods etc.  Walk does go through local farmer field so stick to the edge please be respectful.  Dogs on leads

Direction:  Leave cottage walk up hill approx. 75M you will find entrance to Crooked Cottage and Goldspur on your right.  Turn down and walk pass both houses down track it will bear left at the end and open into a field.  Keep to left of field next to hedge and cross field towards wood.  If you are lucky sometimes you can see deer grazing in the field in late summer.  At the edge of the wood turn right and follow along, enter the wood and follow the path through to rear where you find a track, great view across landscape.  Turn right follow track to end (Watermill Lane), turn right and follow to end, looking out for the many rabbits in the fields particularly in the field on the left near end of the lane.  At the end you will find yourself back on Clayhill just down from the Cottage.  Turn right up the hill and you will find Kingshoath on your left.  A pleasant short walk.  You can now continue up to the pub to quench your thirst or into the garden to relax.

 

Peasmarsh Walk (4.5 miles)

When:  Anytime Best on a hot summer afternoon from say 3-4pm onwards as the heat of the sun reduces.  Really pleasant leisurely walk

Duration: Takes about 2hrs to take in the sights. 

Suitability:  anyone with general fitness and mobility.  Stiles and uneven ground to navigate.  Not suitable to young children who will get tired and buggies etc.

Type: An easy, mostly level walk along, country lanes and across fields, skirting orchards and vineyard.

Walk does go through local farms so please be respectful and close gates.  Dogs on leads

The instructions here are a little dated and not wholly as clear, also footpath signs are down, so you will need to interpret the map.    Can be fun though trying to work out.

https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/media/1240/peasmarsh-walk.pdf

Bodium Walk (5 miles)

When:  Any time although avoid wet periods as will be muddy and slippery (falls).  Best on a warm summer afternoon from say 3-4pm onwards as the heat of the sun reduces.  This is a truly glorious walk

Duration: Takes about 2hrs to take in the sights. 

Suitability:  anyone with general fitness and mobility.  Quite a hilly walk, Stiles and uneven ground to navigate.  Not suitable to young children who will get tired and buggies etc.  Age 8-10 and up.

Type: An reasonably easy walk but a little hilly and ground in places can be uneven, country lanes, across fields, skirting orchards, River and vineyard.  Dependent on time of year get up close to sheep / lambs as you start off through fields.  Crossing the steam railway line. 

 

Parking can be in demand during peak season so plan accordingly. 

 

This is a really great walk for what you see and especially if you like to tell a ghost story to little ones as you go through an old orchard that can be spooky, great for children of the right age.  Also you see the pickers huts interesting insight to this work/ community.

 

Walk does go through local farms so please be respectful and close gates.

https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/media/1248/bodiam-castle-walk.pdf

Walks around Rye – Walk 1/8  (2.5 miles)

When:  Anytime Best Really pleasant leisurely walk, fields, views of Rye, lane, cross into grounds of a beautify church recorded in the doomsday book.  On down to the Rye. 

Duration: Takes about 2hrs to take in the sights. 

Suitability:  anyone with general fitness and mobility.  Stiles and uneven ground to navigate.  Not suitable to young children who will get tired and buggies etc.

Type: An easy, mostly level walk along, country lanes and across fields, skirting orchards and vineyard. Walk does go through local farms so please be respectful and close gates.  Dogs on leads

Parking: is not great suggest park in a pay and display.  It is the easiest solution

Instructions not bad.  Start at the Queen Adelaide go up pathways at rear of property, then follow instruction.  Suggestion when you get to the Fish wholesaler in Rye, cross over and go up steps.  You can parch your thirst in Ypres pub or continue up into the Rye citadel to see the defensive canons then throw the wall to one of the earliest parts of the town.  From here you can return to either your station / car

See Walks file --> Walk 1 Leashams Hill & Playden Church.  Please return walk instructions to file.!

Rye & Winchelsea Walk

This walk you can download audio commentary and/or written guidance:- https://www.discoveringbritain.org/activities/south-east-england/walks/rye-and-winchelsea.html.

Some surprising stories await on this walk around the historic towns of Rye and Winchelsea. 

Discover how coastal processes – tides, waves and currents – have created a distinct physical landscape. Find out how people have made a living from an ever-changing environment subject to the whims of the sea. And explore how the coastal position has influenced military fortifications and defences.

Other walks to suit all interests 

https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/search/search.aspx?q=walks+around+rye

https://www.eastsussex.gov.uk/leisureandtourism/discover-east-sussex/circular/

See walks file in cottage.  Please can we ask if you remove a walk instructions that you return them for others to enjoy.  If you take any please share with us your report we love to get updates.

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