The Norman's shore & 1066 country
This page outlines the coastal walk between Eastbourne and Hastings.
12 April 2013Eastbourne to Hastings [note: double click to see the image full screen as well as other images of this stage]
Description of the stage
The stage from Eastbourne to Hastings takes in the sweep of the Pevensey Bay and incorporates the area where William of Normandy came ashore, with his army, in 1066. There is evidence of the nervous Englishman with a string of Martello Towers built when another French invasion seemed likely, by Napoleon 800 years later.
The direction of the English coast starts to turn north east from Eastbourne as the proximity of the coast of France gets closer.