Marshlink Line

The Marshlink Line is a section of railway between Hastings and Ashford, extending to Eastbourne. It passes the famous landing place of William the Conqueror at Pevensey, follows the dramatic coastline between Bexhill and Hastings, crosses the stunning Romney Marsh, and continues through the ancient towns of Winchelsea and Rye before arriving at Ashford with its high speed connections to London and Europe. There are a huge variety of walks and cycle routes throughout this area to explore, some covering local nature reserves.
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Explore the Marshlink Line



  • The landing place of William the Conqueror
  • Explore the ancient towns of Rye and Winchelsea
  • Walk the South Coast and Romney Marsh


De La Warr Pavilion

De La Warr Pavilion

The De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill is a pioneering centre for the arts. A place where everyone can experience contemporary exhibitions, events and entertainment in an iconic Modernist building. By the sea, on England’s south coast.

Lamb House

Lamb House

This red-brick Georgian house has literary associations - both Henry James and E. F. Benson lived here. Lamb House has a walled garden, one of the largest gardens in the old town of Rye. Find roses, lilies, spring bulbs and many herbaceous varieties bordering the lawn which ensure continuous colour and interest throughout the year.
Rye Harbour & Nature Reserve

Rye Harbour & Nature Reserve

An old fishing village with a lovely church that includes a memorial to the lifeboat tragedy. Near the Martello Tower is the entrance to Sussex Wildlife Trust nature reserve. Discover wildlife in a mosaic of coastal habitats - shingle, saltmarsh, lagoons, and reedbeds. Explore its changing coastline and military history, or simply enjoy a walk beside the sea.
Download the guide

Download the PDF Guide

Use this leaflet with a handy map to inspire and guide your visit to the Marshlink line

Watch the Video

Explore the Marshlink Line as it crosses the stunning Romney Marsh and continues through the ancient towns of Winchelsea and Rye before arriving at Ashford with its high-speed connections to London and Europe.

Weekly Highlights 27th Oct 2023

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Sara Grisewood
Community Rail Line Officer (Marshlink Line)
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