Walks And Walking – Winchelsea Walk in East Sussex
This was a 6.5 mile circular walk in Winchelsea, East Sussex, exploring Brede Valley, a short section of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
We were staying at Caru, a self catering cottage on Sea Road, Winchelsea Beach which is situated between the Cinque Port towns of Rye and Winchelsea, which was the perfect base for a huge choice of walks in the area.
From Caru I walked up Sea Road towards Winchelsea, where I crossed over the Royal Military Canal before reaching the A259.
I walked left and then kept right all the way up to the entrance for Winchelsea Station where I then walked right through the gate to follow the waymarkers for the 1066 Country Walk.
I then followed the main tracks to the River Brede where I walked left to all the way along the river’s edge until I reached the railway crossing.
After crossing the railway I walked along the same track and then walked right, crossed over the River Brede and then continued my walk all the way up to Float Farm.
At the lane I walked left and then right at the first signpost to walk up and then along this track to Cock Marling.
I crossed over the road and walked left over the stile to the bottom right hand corner of the field where I then walked right to follow the field edge to a gate.
I walked through the gate, across the first lane and then walked right down the second lane to the main B2089 road, glancing through the trees to one of the many Oast Houses in the area.
I then walked left, crossed over the road and then walked right at the signpost in to the small wooded area.
I kept the same direction following the waymarkers across fields and then steeply down to a lane where I crossed straight over and, again, keeping the same direction headed towards Winchelsea Station at the end of Winchelsea Lane.
I crossed over the railway and walked down Station Road to then rejoin the A259 where I then walked the short distance back to Caru about 2 hours later.
If you have the time I thoroughly recommend you visit Winchelsea. As you walk down from Station Road to the A259 turn right at the road sign to Winchelsea and walk up to Strand Gate, follow the road round to the church and pop in to the New Inn – the food is fantastic and they have a good selection of local ales.