Trip to Hastings, 1066 Country, Old Town, Fishing Beach, Nature Reserve hike, 13km, Sun 27 Jun


Sunday 27 June 2021 @ 08:05
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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


This amazing trip costs £36.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.

This includes the well-organised trip with all of the logistics and route planned, 2-way transport, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.


No extra activity costs.


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.


– 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 – See the lovely half-timbered houses and shops in Hastings Old Town – Take a stroll through Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve – Learn about the Battle of Hastings, which established the Normans as the rulers of England and changed the course of history – Chill on the beach beneath the cliffs at Rock-a-Nore and see lots of small rock-pools with sea-life – Take the steepest funicular railway in the UK – Take a relaxing stroll on the beautiful Hastings Pier – Ride on the Hastings Miniature Railway – Visit the curiously designed fishing net shops and fishing museum – See the fishing fleet at The Stade, keeping alive a thousand years of techniques and traditions


Paperchase, London Bridge Station
Map & directions:
London Bridge Station meeting point


# 8.05am – We’re meeting by the Paperchase shop inside London Bridge rail station. Here’s a map: # 8.10am – We’ll leave the meeting point to board the train. You must arrive well before this time. # 10.55am – We’ll arrive in Hastings and will explore the town and seafront. # 1.30pm – We’ll have a lunch break. # 2.30pm – We’ll have a hike up the cliffs to Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve. # 4.30pm – Free time to explore the city and seafront, see attractions, visit museums, try local foods, take photos, and buy souvenirs. # 5.55pm We’re meeting at the main entrance of Hastings rail station. Address: Hastings Railway Station, Station Approach, Havelock Rd, Hastings TN34 1BA. map: . # 6.19pm Train departs. # 8.30pm We’ll arrive back at London Bridge rail station.


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– Check the Transport For London website ( 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. – This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together. – 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 and during the trip. – You should buy your own travel insurance. – There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.


– As an organised group we can currently run day trips and hikes with up to 30 people. – We are still required to follow the governments Covid restrictions and this currently means we must stay in groups of maximum 6 and we must maintain social distancing from others at all times. You are personally responsible so please stay aware of this. This applies at the stations, on the trains, and also when we're outside. – So as you arrive at our meeting point in the morning, we'll get you into a group of 6 and then ask your group to wait slightly away from the meeting point. – We'll allow a bit of distance between each group as we board the train, and you should follow social distancing rules on the train. – Please bring and wear a face mask in the stations and on the trains, and bring your own hand sanitiser gel and use this regularly throughout the day.


– 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.


Distance: 13km


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Come with us as we go on another grand day out. It’s your chance to get out of London, enjoy a well-deserved break, discover this new place, see the famous and historic sights, try some local foods, take photos of your experiences, meet lots of wonderful guys and girls, and make some good friends. Book your place now to join us on a fantastic day out!


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