Walk around Battle
This fascinating East Sussex town is a fine place to explore on foot. As well as its historical sites there are also fine trails into the surrounding countryside of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
This walk around the town visits Battle Abbey, the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The area is run by English Heritage and includes the battlefield trail and the Harold stone, which marks the spot where King Harold fell. There's also a walled garden, visitor centre and the gatehouse exhibition where you can learn all about the history surrounding the event. You can climb to the top of the gatehouse for excellent views over the area too.
The 1066 Country Walk passes through the town. The waymarked footpath follows in the steps of William the Conqueror, additionally visiting Pevensey Castle and Herstmonceux Castle. It's a great way of exploring the area while visiting more major historical highlights on the way.
PostcodeTN33 0AE - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Battle Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Battle Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Battle OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Battle Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
The Kings Head is a good choice for some post walk refreshment. It's the oldest pub in the town and dates back to the 15th century. The pub has a charming interior and outdoor seating for warmer days. You can find them on Mount Street with a postcode of TN33 0EG for your sat navs.
Dogs are allowed in all of the outdoor areas of the abbey. You are asked to please keep them on leads. The King's Head mentioned above is also dog friendly.
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
You could pick up the 1066 country walk - Bexhill Link from the town. This will take you south to Fore Wood Nature Reserve, Crowshurt and the seaside town of Bexhill.
For more walking ideas in the area see the High Weald Walks page.