Last week saw the relaunch of the 1066 Country Walk with new sculptures along the route created by local artist Keith Pettit inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry and the heritage of 1066 Country. Three enjoyable launch events took place at Pevensey, Battle and Rye attended by some great performances organised by 18 Hours Events.

The 31-mile 1066 Country Walk is a relatively easy, low-level route through countryside that witnessed the Norman Conquest. Starting at Pevensey Castle it passes Herstmonceux Castle,  the historic 1066 Battlefield and Abbey, medieval Winchelsea, ending in historic Rye.

Much of the walk passes through the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a typical medieval landscape with rolling hills and valleys, atmospheric marshes, ancient woodland, historic towns, quaint villages, old churches, rustic farms, elegant estates, oast houses and windmills, and plenty of cosy pubs and cafés along the way.

The walk can be divided into smaller sections and using the train is a great for rail to ramble, passing close to Pevensey and Westham, Battle, Crowhurst, Doleham, Winchelsea and Rye.

More information on the walk and a route map can be found on the 1066 Country website