OWPG: Media News Bulletin Winter 2019 - Page 23

D avid Clarke has just completed re-walking and updating the Guide to Walking 1066 Harold’s Way from London to Battle, East Sussex. The walk was inspired by King Harold’s march to the Battle of Hastings 1066 and in July 2019 it will feature as Run.1066, an ultra-marathon over the full 100 miles, run under the auspices of Beyond Marathon who have also waymarked the entire route for both walkers and runners. 1066 Harold’s Way, with its start at Westminster Abbey, Central London, continues to inspire walkers and walking groups to experience the ‘surprising’ green parks of South-East London and both the dramatic Kent Downs and the almost medieval landscape of High Weald AONBs en route to Battle Abbey. With its link to Hastings Castle, 1066 Harold’s Way has become a true Capital to Coast walk. David is also working on his popular series of History Walks books that explore and discover the rich history of Hastings, Rye, Battle and 1066 Country. Each title includes step by step instructions, maps and are all public transport friendly. The two new additions to the list will be 11: A Walk around Winchelsea and 12: More Walks around Rye and both will be available from March 2019. Contact David... telephone 01424 425888 mobile 07766 604654 email historywalks@aol.co.uk website www.1066haroldsway.co.uk blog www.historywalksblog.wordpress.com