£35.00Distance: 19km Difficulty: medium/challenging Ascent: 500m
DATE:Saturday 14 May 2022
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HIKING DIFFICULTY:Difficulty: medium/challenging.
CATEGORIES:Abbey, Beach, Boat trip, Castle, Church, Cliffs, Coast, Guided tour, Hills, History, Market, Monument, Museums, Nature reserve, Panoramic views, Park, Pier, Sea, Ships, Statues, Town
COST:This amazing trip costs £35.00 .
WHAT'S INCLUDED: This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome hike buddies.
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED: We don't normally go inside buildings or attractions that charge an entry fee unless stated in the "Extra Activity Costs" section below.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:No extra activity costs.
DESTINATION INFO:Hastings is famous for the Battle of Hastings, where William the Conqueror’s invasion forces defeated the English army under King Harold and established the Normans as the rulers of England. It later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports, providing ships and men for the king’s service.
It’s a popular seaside resort and fishing port, a great place to enjoy the best English fish and chips. You can explore the Old Town with its half-timbered houses and shops, visit the remains of William the Conqueror’s first English castle which towers over the town and sea, learn more about the Battle of Hastings, take a ride up the UK’s steepest funicular railway, hike up the cliffs into the nature reserve, relax on the beautiful Hastings pier, chill on the beach beneath the cliffs at Rock-a-Nore and listen to the sounds of the sea, see Europe’s largest beach-launched fishing fleet.
HIGHLIGHTS:– Hike through the Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve.
– See Hastings Castle, William the Conqueror’s first fortification in England, towering over the town and sea.
– Walk along Europe’s oldest fishing beach with old fishing huts, net shops, colourful fishing boats and stalls selling the freshest fish and seafood straight from the ocean.
– Take a relaxing stroll on the beautiful Hastings Pier.
– See the lovely half-timbered houses and shops in Hastings Old Town.
– See the fishing fleet at The Stade, keeping alive a thousand years of techniques and traditions.
– Some free time where you can chill on the beach beneath the cliffs at Rock-a-Nore, visit the curiously designed fishing net shops and fishing museum, ride on the Hastings Miniature Railway, and take the steepest funicular railway in the UK.
DEPARTURE:MEETING TIME: 08:15 . We'll leave the departure point after 5 mins so you must arrive well before then.
MEETING LOCATION: Pret A Manger, opposite platform 12, Waterloo Station
MAP: [Google Maps] [Citymapper]
RETURN TO LONDON:ARRIVAL TIME: 19:35
ARRIVAL LOCATION: Same as departure location. Note that we have group tickets and you need to return with us to the departure location.
TRIP UPDATES:No updates.
NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before coming on the trip and also during the trip if you break away from the group.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.
COVID-19 SAFETY:– As an organised group we can currently run day trips and hikes with up to 30 people.
– We are still required to follow Covid rules and restrictions laid down by the government, the NHS, the transport companies, and the places we visit. You are personally responsible so please stay aware of this.
– Please bring and wear a face mask where appropriate, maintain social distancing, and bring your own hand sanitiser gel and use this regularly throughout the day.
WHAT TO BRING:– CLOTHING: It's always good to be prepared so we'd recommend always wearing footwear that is comfortable and supportive and suitable for walking/hiking on all terrain. The weather can change so bring some extra warm layers, a waterproof jacket, a hat and sunglasses, and it can be helpful to carry it in a light bag or rucksack.
– FOOD & DRINK: Bring a large bottle of water, and for hikes you should bring a packed lunch as we may have lunch somewhere scenic and away from shops.