Wealden District Council

Guided Walks

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If you are interested in walking as part of a group or would like to learn about the local area during your walk then you may be interested in going on a guided walk.

Guided walks take place throughout the year and every walk has its own theme and is lead by an experienced walker who will not only lead the walk but will also give you interesting information about what you may see on your walk.

Guided walks are held across the whole of East Sussex and are organised by a variety of local walking and community groups, the different Councils and also several volunteers who give up own time to lead walks.

We are very pleased to support this programme and Wealden Officer Graham Kean will be leading the  walks. Our guided walks are free of charge and open to all, simply turn up and meet Graham at the start time to join the walk. No dogs please.

Wealden Walks Autumn/Winter 2017

"A Fiennes stroll in the park"

Thursday 19th October 2017 at 2:00pm, 4 miles - 2.5 hours

Meet: Herstmonceux Church, Church Road, Herstmonceux, BN27 1QJ.

TQ 643, 102

A walk around the peaceful parkland surrounding the magnificent Herstmonceux castle - the earliest large brick building in England; featuring missing seas, crenallation, murdered gamekeepers, executed nobles, ghosts and church monument forgery on an epic scale. Let's hope the weather's fiennes. Please park sensibly to avoid incurring a......enough.

"Fuller details of utter folly"

Thursday 16th November 2017 at 2:00pm, 4 miles - 2.5 hours.

Meet: Brightling Church, Brightling Road, Brightling, TN32 5HH.

TQ 684 210

How can any walk leader resist the chance to talk about "mad" Jack Fuller, MP, ironmaster, provider of work for the poor and folly builder. A walk around the peaceful (and beautiful) High Weald AONB to view a huge sugarloaf, a fake church tower and possibly the only church yard in England containing a pyramid. Let's hope the weather's good enough to set it off without it being pure folly. Please do not park in a mad way......enough.

"Turning away from the evils of liquor"

Thursday 14th December 2017 at 10:00am (note early start to avoid dusk), 4 miles - 2.5 hours.

Meet: East Hoathly Church, Churchmarks Lane, East Hoathly, BN8 6EQ

TQ 520 162

A walk around the landscape of Thomas Turner, churchwarden, shopkeeper, glover and undertaker. And diarist. Many small villages had such "jacks of all trades" but only this one kept a diary of his day to day life in a small village far removed from the national concerns of Dr Johnson or Samuel Pepys. Let's hope the weather's good enough for lots of people to turner up. Please do not park across any turning......enough.

No dogs please.

Walks led by Graham Kean, Wealden District Council, Vicarage Lane, Hailsham, BN27 2AX.

Telephone: 01323 443126 in advance

Mobile: 07985 812045 on the day

Email: Graham.Kean@wealden.gov.uk