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Hastings walk

A leisurely walk (coast) in East Sussex, England, about 7.50km (4.66 mi) long with an estimated walking time of about 2:30h. It is suitable for families with children, but unsuitable for prams & pushchairs, wheelchairs.
Elevation Profile
Ascent 169m (554ft)
Descent 169m (554ft)
Max. Elevation 180m (590ft)
Altitude Gain & Loss 338m (1108ft)
Start & End
Distance 7.50km
Duration ~2:30h
Car Free Walks TeamCreated by Timwoods on 12 Feb 2011
This walk explores the old town of Hastings, including the cliffs just east of the town. North's Hill provides a great vantage point over the town as well. There's plenty to see in Hasting's old town as well. Forget Brighton, this is the Sussex town with real character.

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OS Grid TQ825096
Take the bus to Hastings Old Town, on the east side. The fishing museum here is well worth a visit.
OS Grid TQ830096
The footpath heading out of town, from Tackleway, heads up to East Hill.
About 0.48 km (~0.3 miles) from
OS Grid TQ837100
Walk through the Hastings Country Park to Ecclestone Glen.
About 0.81 km (~0.5 miles) from
OS Grid TQ849105
This wooded glen heads out from Covehurst Bay, famous for its nudist bathing. So, which way to turn...?
About 1.34 km (~0.83 miles) from
OS Grid TQ850110
It's possible to head along the Saxon Shore Way by the coast, but an interesting alternative is to go through the glen and join the Hastings Link.
About 0.54 km (~0.34 miles) from
OS Grid TQ847116
The Link leads you through some very enjoyable Sussex countryside, still with that salty sea tang in the air.
About 0.67 km (~0.42 miles) from
OS Grid TQ843118
This is a great spot for a view back across Hastings.
About 0.44 km (~0.27 miles) from
OS Grid TQ840115
Aim for Fairlight Road to catch the bus back into Hastings.
About 0.47 km (~0.29 miles) from
OS Grid TQ826095
Spend some time exploring Hastings' Old Town. The little alleyways between houses, the 'Twitterns', are worth a nosy, and look out for the Piece of Cheese House, just off All Saints Street! Chips on the beach at the end of the day is a must, not fish though, the poor buggers are dying out. Have some onion rings instead.
About 2.40 km (~1.49 miles) from

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08 Oct 2015
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Wow you are kind to do all this work for the people of Hastings and others. Great wit too! The only thing I don't like are the bus rides. The dog and I are not too keen on those. Thanks!

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