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Walks into History - Sussex

Walks into History - Sussex

by: John Wilks
The lively and informative walks in this guide take you past sites of medieval castles, Roman villas, smugglers' coves and bloody battles whose outcome altered the course of England's history. The circular walks explore some of the most beautiful countryside in England. They vary in length between 3 and 7.5 miles and can be undertaken by everyone including the young, the not-so-young and the not-so-fit. Information such as how to get to the start, where to park and where to stop for refreshments is given. the sketch maps include numbers which correspond with the numbered paragraphs in the text, so that walkers can see at a glance where they are.
One of the routes takes the walker to the Long Man of Wilmington, a 231 ft tall Celtic chalk figure. Another leads to the Roman villa at Bignor, famous for its wonderful floor mosaics. There is a walk along the cliffs from Hastings to Fairlight Glen, a favourite landing spot for 18th century smugglers. Other walks go past Bodiam Castle, which represents the final and most perfect phase of medieval castle design in England; travel through Winchelsea, once a flourishing seaport until the late 15th century; visit the Iron Age hill fort at Cissbury Ring; and pass beneath the arches of Balcombe Viaduct, the most ambitious piece of railway engineering in Sussex. John Wilks is an experienced history teacher, professional historical guide and member of the Historical Association.
The 16 walk locations are: Kingley Vale; Cissbury Ring; Wilmington; Bignor Villa; Pevensey; Bosham; Battle Abbey; Amberley Castle; Lewes; Winchelsea; Bodiam Castle; Cowdray House; Michelham Priory; Arundel Castle; Hastings; Balcombe Viaduct.
ISBN 9781853067907 Pages 110 (2003 reprinted 2008) 148mm x 210mm

Price: 7.95