Walking from Bexhill to Hastings
I had intended to get off at Hastings and head up to the hilltop to the Castle in Hastings. That was the plan. On the day, due to the humidity and length of the journey, ( We had taken the slow train from Victoria) and were glad to get off the train earlier at Bexhill on sea. Then a brief walk down to the seafront for a straight and flat walk to Hastings. We still had our day out in Hastings, although we managed to avoid any serious hill walking.
I have over the years had loads of days out, walking in hastings with some serious hill walking;as well as walking from Rye to Hastings- Hastings to Rye and comparing Hastings to london etc, see an old post here.
There are many interesting buildings in Hastings.
The first in Last out is an interesting pub, just a little bit off the main high street in the old town. I wasn’t sure how busy the place would be and had eaten a packed lunch on the beach. It did the trick and left enough room to sample a few local beers. The First in Last Out is also a brewery. (FILO)https://www.thefilo.co.uk
The first in last out had a good selection of Germans beers. I didn’t sample the menu on this occasion but will do next time.
It was fairly crowded in the old town, but the pubs managed to control a certain amount of ‘social distancing’. It was too humid to do much walking. At the end of the day, the walk came to about 9.5 miles so not bad
Abbie Barnes has got it together with a team to make videos of some of her wild walking. Going out into the wild has always been my desire but I seem to be destined to fight battles at my place of work, and other such endeavors.
To be fair to myself,( and sorry to those who have heard me bleat on about it.) I had planned to go on a hillwalking retreat in Scotland and it was cancelled due to the corvid situation. I have been forced to mooch and mope a lot! but somewhere over the rainbow, there is a pot of gold and I am looking out for it.
Funnily enough, part of the Rob Roy walk was very close to the hill walking retreat in an area called, Balquhidder, Lochearnhead. last time I was up there I stumbled across Rob Roys’s grave; when out walking!
Making videos is something I plan to start doing, as complimentary to my blog. A lot of people prefer video to text and I understand that but my blog isn’t strictly about walking, so any video will be a side feature.
The next walk will be Faversham to Whitstable, I haven’t done this one yet. I have printed out the instructions from The Saturday walkers club website, they can be found on FaceBook.
Until then, a video from the retreat that never was!
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