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Cycling at Cuckmere Haven
At Cuckmere Haven, just a few miles from Eastbourne, it is possible to hire bikes and take various designated routes either into the forest or follow the Cuckmere River as it meanders down to the sea. It is a fabulous day out if the weather is favourable!The hire bike people are very experienced and very helpful in choosing the right bike for you and will make any necessary adjustments before you set off.
Royal Military Canal Path: Winchelsea to Cliff End
Transportation: Cheating a bit, I have done this walk at the same time as Saxon Shore Way, as the shorter Royal Military Canal Path section and Saxon Shore Way overlap here. If you are using public transport, Winchelsea has trains running from both Hastings and Rye, although not very frequently. There's next to no public transport at Cliffe End, so given how short the section is, best make it a circular walk back to Winchelsea. If you have to return by public transport, catch a bus from Pett Level to Rye railway station (bus stop is opposite The Smugglers pub)Length: About 3 miles one wayThe walk: The walk follows the shorter stretch of the Royal Military Canal from Winchelsea (at the foot of Winchelsea Hill) to Cliff End and is a pleasant canal-side stroll with some wildlife (including kingfishers, dragonflies and marsh frogs). The canal was built as a protection against the expected...
Saxon Shore Way: Rye to Hastings
Transportation: I drove down to Hastings and caught a train to Rye, to make this a 'circular' walk. Be sure to check the train timetables - there's only 1 train a hour at the weekends, which makes it a long wait if you miss. On Saturdays, the train is generally at 37 minutes past the hourLength: About 13-14 miles, if you don't get lost!The walk: One of the one-day stretches of the Saxon Shore Way. From the tourist information office, follow the Winchelsea Road until you reach Harbour Road. Cross the bridge and go through the gates of to Brede Sluice. Then follow the marked path towards Camber Castle. Once past Camber Castle, go to the gates of the River Brede Farm and follow a road through that until you reach Seaview Road. Follow straight ahead, until you get to the Royal Military Canal, which you will follow on the left bank until as far as Pett Village.There, at the end of the Canal,...
Bodiam is a fairytale medieval castle ruin, one of the most famous in Britain. The moat is full of large carp.And no... you are NOT allowed to fish here! So this is more a sports warning tip ;)
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The Grand Hotel Eastbourne
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